Research Project with Google has been extended.
The RCS and Google are happy to continue their joint work on web browser power management for another year.
The number of mobile users has increased rapidly over the past few years and is reported to surpass desktop web browsing traffic. Google reports that already more searches take place on mobile devices than on desktops in major ten countries including US and Japan. This trend is likely toaccelerate with the exploding sales of tablet devices which has grown ever faster than PCs. Not only the mobile web traffic, but also computation demand of the mobile webpages is significantly increasing.
The existing power management techniques for web browsing workload on state-of-the-art Android systems leave much room for power optimization. Power management on Android systems is performed in collaboration between the Android governor which manages operating voltage and frequency, the scheduler which allocates and schedules threads to each CPU core, and the power control unit which manages the power state of each CPU such as power down. However, the components are not designed in a way to minimize the power consumption, nor collaborate closely to reach a system-wide optimal solution.
The RCS and Google are happy to continue their joint work on web browser power management for the next year.
You can find details here.
Web Browser Workload Characterization for Power Management on HMP Platforms (Nadja Peters, Sangyoung Park, Samarjit Chakraborty, Benedikt Meurer, Hannes Payer, Daniel Clifford), International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis (CODES+ISSS), 2016.