Dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS) is ubiquitous on mobile devices as a mechanism for saving energy. Reducing the clock frequency of a processor allows a corresponding reduction in power consumption, as does turning off idle cores. Garbage collection is a canonical example of the sort of memory-bound workload that best responds to such scaling. Here, we explore the impact of frequency scaling for garbage collection in a real mobile device running Android’s Dalvik virtual machine, which uses a concurrent collector. By controlling the frequency of the core on which the concurrent collector thread runs we can reduce power significantly. Running established multi-threaded benchmarks shows that total processor energy can be reduced up to 30%, with end-to-end performance loss of at most 10%.
Sun 14 Jun
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Sang-Hoon KimKorea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Sejun KwonSungkyunkwan University, Jin-Soo KimSungkyunkwan University, Jinkyu JeongSungkyunkwan UniversityLink to publication
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Ahmed HusseinPurdue University, Tony HoskingPurdue University, Mathias PayerPurdue University, Christopher A. VickQualcommLink to publication