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The investigation of the ARMv7 and Intel Haswell architectures suitability for performance and energy-aware computing

NIKL Vojtěch, HRADECKÝ Michal, JAROŠ Jiří and KELEČÉNI Jakub. The investigation of the ARMv7 and Intel Haswell architectures suitability for performance and energy-aware computing. In: High Performance Computing. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 10226. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2017, pp. 377-393. ISBN 978-3-319-58667-0.
Czech title
Výkon a energetická efektivita ARMv7 a Intel Haswell architektury
Type
conference paper
Language
english
Authors
Nikl Vojtěch, Ing. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Hradecký Michal, Ing. (FIT BUT)
Jaroš Jiří, doc. Ing., Ph.D. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Kelečéni Jakub, Ing. (FIT BUT)
Keywords
Haswell, ARMv7, Odroid XU4, k-Wave, LAMMPS, Energy Efficiency.
Abstract
Reducing CPU frequency and voltage is a well-known approach to improve energy consumption of memory-bound applications. This is based on the conception that the performance of the main memory sees little or no degradation at reduced processor clock speeds, while power consumption decreases significantly and the overall energy efficiency improves. We study this effect on the Haswell generation of Intel Xeon processors as well as the ARMv7 generation of the 32-bit ARM big.LITTLE architecture. The goal is to analyze and compare performance, energy consumption and resulting energy efficiency on a series of tasks, each focusing on different parts of the system, provide analysis and generalization to other similar architectures. The benchmark suit consists of compute and memory intensive benchmarks as well as both single and multi-threaded scientific applications. The results show that frequency and voltage scaling can significantly improve algorithms' energy efficiency, up to 2.5x on ARM and 1.5x on Intel compared to the maximum frequency. ARM is up to 2x more efficient than Intel. The results are valuable for scientists in the areas of computer architecture, performance and power analysis as well as application developers seeking to optimize their Haswell x86_64 and ARMv7 hardware setup to improve energy efficiency.
Published
2017
Pages
377-393
Proceedings
High Performance Computing
Series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume
10226
Conference
International Supercomputing Conference 2017, Messe Frankfurt Tor Ost (East Gate) Hall 3 Brüsseler Strasse 60327 Frankfurt am Main, DE
ISBN
978-3-319-58667-0
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Place
Cham, CH
DOI
BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{FITPUB11303,
   author = "Vojt\v{e}ch Nikl and Michal Hradeck\'{y} and Ji\v{r}\'{i} Jaro\v{s} and Jakub Kele\v{c}\'{e}ni",
   title = "The investigation of the ARMv7 and Intel Haswell architectures suitability for performance and energy-aware computing",
   pages = "377--393",
   booktitle = "High Performance Computing",
   series = "Lecture Notes in Computer Science",
   volume = 10226,
   year = 2017,
   location = "Cham, CH",
   publisher = "Springer International Publishing",
   ISBN = "978-3-319-58667-0",
   doi = "10.1007/978-3-319-58667-0\_20",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/11303"
}
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