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The Atom LEAP Platform For Energy-Efficient Embedded Computing


This Technical Report provides a review of a new embedded computing platform enabling research, education and training, and product development based on the Intel Atom processor architecture. This introduces a dramatic advance in the capability for direct characterization of energy and power dissipation in embedded computing platforms and the associated capabilities for optimization of performance and energy. This report includes development, usage, and example operation and results with platform applications in mobile computing, distributed sensing, network routing, and wireless access point implementation. In each case, Atom LEAP is intended to provide both a reference design and a high throughput, easily implemented solution with an unprecedented advance in the capability for characterizing energy usage at a level of computing task and operating system detail substantially superior to prior methods.

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