Energy consumption analysis of programs based on XMOS ISA-level models

Umer Liqat, Steve Kerrison, Alejandro Serrano, Kyriakos Georgiou, Pedro Lopez-Garcia*, Neville Grech, Manuel V. Hermenegildo, Kerstin Eder

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Abstract

Energy consumption analysis of embedded programs requires the analysis of low-level program representations. This is challenging because the gap between the high-level program structure and the lowlevel energy models needs to be bridged. Here, we describe techniques for recreating the structure of low-level programs and transforming these into Horn clauses in order to make use of a generic resource analysis framework (CiaoPP). Our analysis, which makes use of an energy model we produce for the underlying hardware, characterises the energy consumption of the program, and returns energy formulae parametrised by the size of the input data. We have performed an initial experimental assessment and obtained encouraging results when comparing the statically inferred formulae to direct energy measurements from the hardware running a set of benchmarks. Static energy estimation has applications in program optimisation and enables more energy-awareness in software development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLogic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages72-90
Number of pages19
Volume8901
ISBN (Print)9783319141244
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event23rd International Symposium on Logic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation, LOPSTR 2013 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 18 Sep 201319 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8901
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Conference

Conference23rd International Symposium on Logic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation, LOPSTR 2013
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period18/09/1319/09/13

Keywords

  • Energy consumption analysis
  • Energy models
  • Resource usage analysis
  • Static analysis
  • energy aware computing

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