Execution context optimization for disk energy

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Execution context optimization for disk energy
Power, energy, and thermal concerns have constrained embedded systems designs. Computing capability and storage density have increased dramatically, enabling the emergence of handheld devices from special to general purpose computing. In many mobile systems, the disk is among the top energy consumers. Many previous optimizations for disk energy have assumed uniprogramming environments. However, many optimizations degrade in multiprogramming because programs are unaware of other programs (execution context). We introduce a framework to make programs aware of and adapt to their runtime execution context. We evaluated real workloads by collecting user activity traces and characterizing the execution contexts. The study confirms that many users run a limited number of programs concurrently. We applied execution context optimizations to eight programs and tested ten combinations. The programs ran concurrently while the disk's power was measured. Our measurement infrastructure allows i...
Jerry Hom, Ulrich Kremer
Added 12 Oct 2010
Updated 12 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Authors Jerry Hom, Ulrich Kremer
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