Dynamic I/O Power Management for Hard Real-Time Systems
DUKE UNIV DURHAM NC DEPT OF ELECTRICALAND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
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Power consumption is an important design parameter for embedded and portable systems. Software-controlled or dynamic power management DPM has recently emerged as an attractive alternative to inflexible hardware solutions. DPM for hard real-time systems has received relatively little attention. In particular, energy-driven IO device scheduling for real-time systems has not been considered before. We present the first online DPM algorithm, which we call Low Energy Device Scheduler LEDES, for hard real-time systems. LEDES takes as inputs a predetermined task schedule and a device-usage list for each task and it generates a sequence of sleepworking states for each device. it guarantees that real-time constraints are not violated and it also minimizes the energy consumed the IO devices used by the task set. LEDES is energy-optimal under the constraint that the start times of the tasks are fixed. We present a case study to show that LEDES can reduce energy consumption by almost 50.
- Operations Research
- Computer Hardware