With the necessity of increased processing capacity with less energy consumption; power aware multiprocessor system has gained more attention in the recent future. One of the additional challenges that is to be solved in a multi-processor system when compared to uni-processor system is job allocation. This paper presents a novel task dependent job allocation algorithm: Energy centric- Allocation (Ec-A) and Rate Monotonic (RM) scheduling to minimize energy consumption in a multiprocessor system. A simulation analysis is carried out to verify the performance increase with reduction in energy consumption and required number of processors in the system.
Dr. Anju Pillai S. and T.B., I., “Ec-A: A task allocation algorithm for energy minimization in multiprocessor systems”, International Journal of Computer, Information Science and Engineering, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, vol. 8, pp. 254-260, 2014.