An energy consumption model for an embedded Java virtual machine

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List of Authors: Sébastien Lafond, Johan Lilius
Editors: Werner Grass, Bernhard Sick Klaus Waldschmidt
Publication year: 2006
Journal: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Book title: Architecture of Computing Systems - ARCS 2006: 19th International Conference, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, March 13-16, 2006. Proceedings
Journal acronym: LECT NOTES COMPUT SC
Volume number: 3894
Start page: 311
End page: 325
Number of pages: 15
ISBN: 978-3540327653
ISSN: 0302-9743


In this paper we establish a general framework for estimating the energy consumption of an embedded Java virtual machine (JVM). We have designed a number of experiments to find the constant overhead of the Virtual Machine and establish an energy consumption cost for individual Java Opcodes. The results show that there is a basic constant overhead for every Java program, and that a subset of Java opcodes have an almost constant energy cost. We also show that memory access is a crucial energy consumption component.

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