PowerSoC


MPSoC Power Delivery System Analysis Platform

Power delivery system has great influence on the design of multiprocessor systems, such as many-core processors and multiprocessor system-on-chips. It is important to holistically analyze and co-optimize its power delivery system to balance the energy efficiency, performance, cost, scalability, and reliability of a multiprocessor system.

PowerSoC is a modeling, analysis, and optimization platform for power delivery systems which can help to develop effective power management techniques. It is based on analytical models to provide an accurate and fast evaluation of important characteristics, such as power efficiency, transient response, and cost, for the entire power delivery system consisting of on/off-chip converters and power delivery networks. Compared to SPICE simulations, PowerSoC achieves a simulation time reduction of 6~7 orders of magnitude and 5% error. The following diagram provides an overview of PowerSoC.

PowerSoC

Project Member: Haoran Li, Jiang Xu, Rafael K.V. Maeda, Zhehui Wang, Luan H.K. Duong, Peng Yang, Zhifei Wang, Zhongyuan Tian, Xuanqi Chen

Maintained by: Haoran Li (hliau@connect.ust.hk). If there is any inquiry or suggestion, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Past Member: Xuan Wang, Xiaowen Wu, Yaoyao Ye, Zhe Wang

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AGREEMENT

PowerSoC is made openly available under the following license. Please cite the following paper if it is used.

  • Xuan Wang, Jiang Xu, Zhe Wang, Kevin Chen, Xiaowen Wu, Zhehui Wang, Peng Yang, Luan H.K. Duong, “An Analytical Study of Power Delivery Systems for Many-Core Processors Using On-Chip and Off-Chip Voltage Regulators,” IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, vol.34, no.9, pp.1401-1414, September 2015. [PDF]

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