One Chip, One Server: How Do We Exploit Its Power?
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Application and technology trends have made integration of a multiprocessor on a single chip a reality. While its performance potential is truly amazing, technology as well as software trends introduce important system challenges. These range from how to transparently exploit thread-level parallelism to how to cope with the increasing processor/memory speedgap and power consumption. Apart from summarizing what has been done towards these challenges, I will point out what I believe are interesting avenues to pursue in the future.