DATE 2012
Conference paper

Power management of multi-core chips: Challenges and pitfalls

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Modern processor systems are equipped with on-chip or on-board power controllers. In this paper, we examine the challenges and pitfalls in architecting such dynamic power management control systems. A key question that we pose is: How to ensure that such managed systems are "energy- secure" and how to pursue pre-silicon modeling to ensure such security? In other words, we address the robustness and security issues of such systems. We discuss new advances in energy-secure power management, starting with an assessment of potential vulnerabilities in systems that do not address such issues up front. © 2012 EDAA.