Near Threshold Computing

Technology, Methods and Applications

  • Michael Hübner
  • Cristina Silvano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. NTC Opportunities, Challenges and Limits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Micro-Architecture Challenges and Energy Management at NTC

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Ioannis Stamelakos, Sotirios Xydis, Gianluca Palermo, Cristina Silvano
      Pages 35-53
  4. Memory System Design for NTC

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Tobias Gemmeke, Mohamed M. Sabry, Jan Stuijt, Pieter Schuddinck, Praveen Raghavan, Francky Catthoor
      Pages 75-100

About this book


This book explores near-threshold computing (NTC), a design-space using techniques to run digital chips (processors) near the lowest possible voltage.  Readers will be enabled with specific techniques to design chips that are extremely robust; tolerating variability and resilient against errors.  Variability-aware voltage and frequency allocation schemes will be presented that will provide performance guarantees, when moving toward near-threshold manycore chips. 

·         Provides an introduction to near-threshold computing, enabling reader with a variety of tools to face the challenges of the power/utilization wall;

·         Demonstrates how to design efficient voltage regulation, so that each region of the chip can operate at the most efficient voltage and frequency point;

·         Investigates how performance guarantees can be ensured when moving towards NTC manycores through variability-aware voltage and frequency allocation schemes.



Dark Silicon Low-voltage Memory Design Manycore System-on-chip Near Threshold Computing Power Wall Ultra-low Power System Design

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Hübner
    • 1
  • Cristina Silvano
    • 2
  1. 1.Ruhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.Politecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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