Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Course Information

18-743: Energy Aware Computing




This course provides a comprehensive coverage of topics related to energy aware and green computing. While it is widely recognized that power consumption has become the limiting factor in keeping up with increasing performance trends, static or point solutions for power reduction are beginning to reach their limits. This course is intended to provide an insight into: (i) power and energy consumption modeling and analysis; (ii) energy aware computing, i.e., how various power reduction techniques can be used and orchestrated such that the best performance can be achieved within a given power budget, or the best power efficiency can be obtained under prescribed performance constraints; and (iii) green computing in the context of large scale computing systems or smart grid-aware computing. Recommended: basic VLSI design, basic computer system organization, basic compiler design and OS knowledge.

Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing

Last Modified: 2018-06-05 2:24PM

Semesters offered:

  • Fall 2018
  • Fall 2017
  • Fall 2016
  • Fall 2015
  • Fall 2014
  • Fall 2013
  • Fall 2012
  • Fall 2011
  • Fall 2010
  • Fall 2009
  • Spring 2006
  • Spring 2005
  • Fall 2004
  • Fall 2003
  • Fall 2002
  • Fall 2001