Temperature-Aware Optimization of Monolithic 3D Deep Neural Network Accelerators

Prachi Shukla, Sean Nemtzow, Vasilis Pavlidis, Emre Salman, Ayse Coskun

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We propose a design automation methodology to help design of energy-efficient Mono3D DNN accelerators with safe on-chip temperature for mobile systems. We introduce an optimizer capable of investigating the impact of different aspect ratios of the chip and chip footprint specifications, and selecting energy-efficient accelerators under user-specified thermal and performance constraints. We also demonstrate that using our optimizer we can reduce energy consumption by 1.6× and area by 2× with a maximum of 9.5% increase in latency compared to a Mono3D DNN accelerator optimized only for performance.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 12 Sept 2020
EventAsia South Pacific Design Automation Conference - Tokyo Odaiba Waterfront (Virtual Conference), Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 18 Jan 202121 Jan 2021


ConferenceAsia South Pacific Design Automation Conference
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