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Power Consumption by Integrated Circuits Lin Zhong ELEC518, Spring 2011

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Power consumption of processing Dynamic power 2

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Busy power vs. delay vs. energy Analysis and Design of Digital ICs, Hodges et al 3

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Core 2 Duo for example Intel® Core™2 Duo processor – T7800 at 2.6GHz – T7700 at 2.4GHz available on Thinkpad T61p – V, 35Watts Intel® Core™2 Duo Low Voltage – L7500 at 1.6GHz available on Thinkpad X61 – V, 17Watts Intel® Core™2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage – U7500 at 1.06GHz available on Dell D430 – V, 10Watts 4

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Switching energy e=1/2∙C ∙V 2 Switching power P= b∙C ∙V 2 = a∙C ∙V 2 ∙f 5

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Higher integration Selling the chipset (or solution or platform) – Intel Centrino Centrino Duo includes Core 2 Duo processor, 9XX Express-series chipset, and Wi-Fi adapter – TI TCS2600 chipset 6 6

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System-on-a-chip (SoC) TI OMAP 7

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SiP: Multiple-chip product (MCP) Siemens SX66 PDA Phone Audiovox PPC6601KIT 32MB 400MHz Source: Intel.com 8

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SiP: Stacked-die approach Qualcomm 3G CDMA2000 chip Seven power regimes 100 clock regimes ISSCC

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10 Moore’s Law known ExcitingUnknown

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11 MOSFET at nanoscale Sunlin Chou, “Extending Moore’s Law in the Nanotechnology Era” (www.intel.com).www.intel.com

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Given workload L and deadline T L measured by # of CPU cycles Clock speed f ≥ L/T Time to finish: t = L/f Energy to finish: P ∙ t= a∙C ∙V 2 ∙f ∙t= a∙C ∙V 2 ∙L 12

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Effect of lower clock speed (f) Power consumption P= a∙C ∙V 2 ∙f Energy consumption E=P ∙ t= a∙C ∙V 2 ∙f ∙t= a∙C ∙V 2 ∙L 13

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Effect of lower supply voltage (V) Power consumption P= a∙C ∙V 2 ∙f=k∙V 3 =x∙f 3 Energy consumption E=P ∙ t= a∙C ∙V 2 ∙f ∙t= a∙C ∙V 2 ∙L Maximum clock speed f= b∙V 14

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Given workload L and deadline T single processor The processor can run at any frequency (voltage) – f= b∙V The processor can be complete off when work is done (zero power when idle) To minimize energy consumption, at which frequency should the processor run? – f ≥ L/T (in order to meet the deadline) – E=P ∙ t= a∙C ∙V 2 ∙f ∙t= a∙C ∙V 2 ∙L – f=???? 15

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time f T f 1 =L/T f 2 =L/(T/2)=2f 1 16

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time P T P 1 =x∙f 3 P 2 =2 3 P 1 17

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Given workload L and deadline T M processors The workload can be divided without overhead: L = L 1 +L 2 +…+L M (L ≥ Li≥0) To minimize energy consumption, at which frequency should processor i run? – f i = L i /T and V = u ∙ L i – E i = a∙C ∙V 2 ∙L i =w∙L i 3 18

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Given workload L and deadline T M processors The workload can be divided without overhead: L = L 1 +L 2 +…+L M (L ≥ Li≥0) To minimize the TOTAL energy consumption, how should the workload be allocated? – E= E 1 +E 2 +…+E M = w∙L 1 3 +w∙L 2 3 +…+w∙L M 3 – = w(L 1 3 +L 2 3 +…+L M 3 ) 19

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From high school [(a+b)/2] 2 ≤ (a 2 +b 2 )/2 ≥ ≥≥ Quadratic mean Arithmetic mean Geometric meanharmonic mean 20

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From high school (Contd.) [(a+b)/2] 3 ≤ (a 3 +b 3 )/2 ( for a, b ≥0) – E= w(L 1 3 +L 2 3 +…+L M 3 ) ??? (L 1 +L 2 +…+L M ) 3 21

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From college: Convex (Concave) By definition of “convex” 22

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Jensen’s Inequality (finite form) ϕ (x) is convex – ϕ (t∙x 1 +(1-t)∙x 2 )≤ t∙ ϕ (x 1 )+(1-t) ∙ϕ (x 2 ) 23

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a i =1/n ϕ (x) =x 2 (Convex) ϕ (x) =x 3 (Convex for x≥0) – E= w(L 1 3 +L 2 3 +…+L M 3 )=w∙M ∙ (L 1 3 +L 2 3 +…+L M 3 )/M – ≥ w∙M ∙[(L 1 +L 2 +…+L M )/M] 3 =w∙L 3 /M 2 ≥ 24

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More about Convexity Cost Return ExampleCostReturn Workload distributionEnergyWorkload finished within T EatingPrice of applesPleasure from eating apples Helicopter enginePrice of engineEngine thrust Law of diminishing marginal returns Cost of productionIncrease in production

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More about Convexity Greedy optimization works Combine simpler/cheaper components Cost Return

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Check the assumptions Power consumption is zero when the processor is not active 27

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Idle power (Static power) When IC is idle but not powered off, e.g. SRAM 28

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Leakage power

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30 Scaling down

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Scaling down (Contd.) 31 Thermodynamics: Gas Quantum dynamics: Individual molecules Uniform (central limit theorem) High variation and likely defectivel

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Scaling: Not that simple (Contd.) 32 Tunneling effect

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time f T f 1 =L/T f 2 =L/(T/2)=2f 1 33

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time P T P 1 =x∙f 3 34

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time P T P 1 =x∙f 3 +P static 35

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time P T P 1 =x∙f 3 +P static P 2 =2 3 x∙f 3 +P static 36

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Why is static power important? ITRS, 2009

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Pentium II (Klamath) and III (Coppermine) 7.5M Transistors 28M Transistors 38

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Core 2 Duo (Conroe) 64KB L1 cache, 4MB L2 cache, 291M Transistors 39 Core 1 Core 2

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Solutions to “never-enough” challenge 234M transistors 24M go to L2 cache 8 SPE, each 20.9M transistors (167M transistors) Each has 4 64KB SRAM (12M transistors) SRAM takes 122M transistors (>50%) 40

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Multiple power/clock domains TI OMAP 2 architecture, ISSCC 2005 Multimedia phone: NTT DoCoMo 3G FOMA 902i to be released with OMAP

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Given workload L and deadline T single processor One processor can run at any frequency (voltage) – f= b∙V The processor can be complete off when work is done (zero power when idle) Given P static – Given energy overhead of shutting down the processor (E overhead ) To minimize energy consumption, at which frequency should the processor run? 42

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time P T P 1 =x∙f 3 +P static P 2 =2 3 x∙f 3 +P static 43

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Why is there overhead to power off circuit?

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Clock generator Resonant circuit + amplifier Resonant circuit (Oscillator) – Crystal oscillator (>2x10 9 /yr) ~10KHz to ~10MHz Quartz, ceramics (low cost, low accuracy), surface acoustic wave (SAW) quartz crystal (expensive, accurate) Real-time clocks – KHz (2 15 ), MHz (2 22 ) Application-specific – MHz (4 x MHz, CDMA baseband frequency)…… 45 Res A

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LC/RLC circuit Ring oscillator – Application other than oscillator? Voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) – Varicap: variable capacitance diode (tuning diode) – Phase-locked loop for high-speed clock (next slide) – Frequency scaling of IC for energy saving Oscillator (Contd.) 46

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High-speed clock from a master oscillator Digital PLL Clock generation, recovery, synchronization – Digital computing, RF communication Phase-locked loop (PLL) 47 Phase- frequency detector Master oscillator VCO Frequency divider (N) voltage

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Given workload L and deadline T single processor The processor can run at any frequency (voltage) – f= b∙V The processor can be complete off when work is done (zero power when idle) To minimize energy consumption, at which frequency should the processor run? – f ≥ L/T (in order to meet the deadline) – E=P ∙ t= a∙C ∙V 2 ∙f ∙t= a∙C ∙V 2 ∙L – f=???? 48

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Threshold voltage

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50 Vdd scales slow & Vth scales slower Vth is limited by the thermal voltage Vdd needs to stay considerable higher than Vth to curb leakage current End up with destroying the scaling rules – low channel mobility Plummer and Griffin, 2001 (Data from ITRS/NTRS)

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Check the assumptions (Contd.) The workload can be divided without overhead: L = L 1 +L 2 +…+L M (L ≥ Li≥0) Communication cost between processors!!! 51

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Quadrotor vs. Helicopter

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De Bothezat Quadrotor, 1923.

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Quadrotor vs. Helicopter A.R. Drone, 2010

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Wire power consumption 55

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Wire power consumption

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Inter-processor communication

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