Cache memory energy minimization in VLIW processors

Mohamed, Nagm; Botros, Nazeih; Alweh, Mohamad
December 2009
Journal of Communication & Computer;Dec2009, Vol. 6 Issue 12, p70
Academic Journal
This is a comparative study of cache energy dissipations in Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW) and the classical superscalar microprocessors. While architecturally different, the two types are analyzed in this work under the assumption of having similar underlying silicon fabrication platforms. The outcomes of the study reveal how energy is exploited in the cache system of the former which makes it more appealing to low-power applications compared to the latter.


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