Trends in High-Performance, Low-Power Processor Architectures

Kazuaki MURAKAMI  Hidetaka MAGOSHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E84-C   No.2   pp.131-138
Publication Date: 2001/02/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Low-Power High-Performance VLSI Processors and Technologies)
processor architecture,  high performance design,  low power design,  

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This paper briefly surveys architectural technologies of recent or future high-performance, low-power processors for improving the performance and power/energy consumption simultaneously. Achieving both high performance and low power at the same time imposes a lot of challenges on processor design, and therefore gives us a lot of opportunities for devising new technologies. The paper also tries to provide some insights into the technology direction in future.