DidaSel: Dirty Data Based Selection of VC for Effective Utilization of NVM Buffers in on-Chip Interconnects

Khushboo Rani, Sukarn Agarwal, Hemangee K. Kapoor

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Abstract / Description of output

In a multi-core system, communication across cores is managed by an on-chip interconnect called Network-on-Chip (NoC). The utilization of NoC results in limitations such as high communication delay and high network power consumption. The buffers of the NoC router consume a considerable amount of leakage power. This paper attempts to reduce leakage power consumption by using Non-Volatile Memory technology-based buffers. NVM technology has the advantage of higher density and low leakage but suffers from costly write operation, and weaker write endurance. These characteristics impact on the total network power consumption, network latency, and lifetime of the router as a whole.In this paper, we propose a write reduction technique, which is based on dirty flits present in write-back data packets. The method also suggests a dirty flit based Virtual Channel (VC) allocation technique that distributes writes in NVM technology-based VCs to improve the lifetime of NVM buffers.The experimental evaluation on the full system simulator shows that the proposed policy obtains a 53% reduction in write-back flits, which results in 27% lesser total network flit on average. All these results in a significant decrease in total and dynamic network power consumption. The policy also shows remarkable improvement in the lifetime.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherACM Association for Computing Machinery
Pages151–156
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781450370530
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2020
EventACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design - Virtual Event
Duration: 10 Aug 202012 Aug 2020
http://islped.org/2020/

Publication series

NameISLPED '20
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISSN (Print)1533-4678
ISSN (Electronic)1558-111X

Conference

ConferenceACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design
Abbreviated titleISLPED 2020
Period10/08/2012/08/20
Internet address

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • lifetime
  • buffer
  • network-on-chip
  • leakage power
  • spin-transfer torque RAM (STT-RAM)

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