Circuits and Systems Advances in Near Threshold Computing
A special issue of Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications (ISSN 2079-9268).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020) | Viewed by 18744
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Interests: AI hardware design; low power computing; computer systems
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As a broad spectrum of applications shift to the edge of the network, near-threshold computing (NTC) is emerging as one of the promising low-power computing platforms. Despite showing a substantial promise of energy efficiency, NTC (gray silicon) operation is yet to see a wide-scale commercial adoption. This is because circuits and systems operating at NTC suffer from several problems, including increased sensitivity to process variation, reliability problems, performance degradation, and security vulnerabilities, to name a few. To realize its potential, we need designs, techniques, and solutions to overcome these challenges of NTC circuits and systems. To enable energy-proportional computing, future heterogeneous manycore systems may comprise cores and IP blocks operating at super threshold (STC), as well as near threshold (NTC).
The readers of this Special Issue will be able to familiarize themselves with the recent advances in electronics systems focusing on near-threshold computing. Original contributions, including but not limited to the following topics, are solicited:
- Design automation/algorithms for NTC circuits and systems;
- Architectural techniques for NTC;
- Reliability or variation aware design of NTC circuits and systems;
- Design of deep learning hardware for the edge at NTC;
- Security vulnerabilities at NTC and countermeasures;
- Recovering performance at NTC operation;
- Design techniques for hybrid STC and NTC architectures.
Dr. Sanghamitra Roy
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- Ultra-low Power
- Near Threshold
- Edge Computing
- Low Power AI