spEEDO: Energy Efficiency through Debug suppOrt
Dr David J Greaves, Prof Klaus McDonald-Maier.
University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory in Collaboration with UltraSoC Limited.
spEEDO-1 was funded by the UK TSB October 2013 - June 2014. LINK .
spEEDO-1 developed a strawman API, a white paper and a demonstrator, all of which are currently out for review.
In the follow-on project we want to work with some real design flows for embedded systems (both the hardware and the software parts of the SoC) to enable designers to get rapid feedback on the energy consequences of their design decisions. Relevant design decisions are partition of work over different cores, bus and cache sizes and the layout of data in DRAM.