The ever-increasing number of on-chip transistors are resulting in power consumption at unprecedented levels especially in embedded applications. High power consumption levels both reduce battery life and increase packaging cost in portable and wireless systems.

The PowerTap project’s key goals are to integrate hardware and software mechanisms and policies to offer system-wide energy/power management in a wide spectrum of computer products from embedded and portable systems to desktops and servers. At the core of PowerTap’s efforts are a power-aware OS to implement power-aware resource allocation and scheduling policies, and architectural/hardware mechanisms in system devices to save energy/power.



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