Architecture and Real-Time Systems (ARTS) Laboratory

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Cool-* (read CoolStar) is a suite of techniques exploiting the synergy between architectures and compilers for power- and energy-aware computing. The Cool-* approach introduces compiler-enabled, statically speculative, low-power microprocessor architectures. The main philosophy is to leverage static information speculatively and providing support for static execution modes in addition to other circuit and architecture level techniques. We estimate that our approach can reduce power (energy) by 40-70% of a state-of-the-art low-power microprocessor such as the StrongARM. Cooperating with the Umass Software Systems and Architecture Lab., the following modules were developed: