NSF Award 1249223 - Annual Project Report

Project Title: EAGER: Towards Low-Latency Low-Power Heterogeneous Memory Access


PD/PI Name: Meikang Qiu, 000491341

What are the major goals of the project?


The objectives of this research in memory architecture are to develop a reliable and efficient heterogeneous memory hierarchy and corresponding memory management techniques that can support the current and the next generation embedded systems with increased performance and power efficiency




1. J. Li, M. Qiu, J. Niu, L. Yang, Y. Zhu, and Z. Ming, ¡°Thermal-Aware Task Scheduling in 3D Chip Multiprocessor with Real-Time Constrained Workloads¡±,  ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS), Vol. 12, No.2, Article 24, pp. 1-22, Feb. 2013


2. C. Li,  M. Chen,  M. Qiu,  A. Vasilakos, and J. Park,   ¡°A RF4CE-based Remote Controller with  Interactive Graphical User Interface Applied to Home Automation System¡±, ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems,  Vol. 12, No.2, Article 30, pp. 1-19, Feb. 2013 .


3. Y. Guo, Q. Zhuge, J. Hu, M. Qiu, and E. H.-M. Sha, ¡°Optimal Data Placement and Duplication for Embedded Multi-Core Systems with Scratch Pad Memory¡±, IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD), Vol. 32, No.6, Jun. 2013


4. M. Qiu, Z. Ming, J. Niu, X. Qin, L. Zhang, and L. T. Yang, ¡°Security-Aware Optimization for Ubiquitous Computing Systems with SEAT Graph Approach¡±, Journal of Computer and System Sciences (JCSS)- Special Issue on UbiSafe Computing and Communications, Elsevier. Vol. 79, No. 5, 2013, pp. 518 ¨C 529.


5. J. Niu, Y. Gao, M. Qiu, and Z. Ming, ¡°Selecting Proper Wireless Network Interfaces for User Experience Enhancement with Guaranteed Probability¡±, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Systems (JPDC). Vol. 72, No. 12, pp. 1565-1575, 2012.


6. G. Wu, H. Zhang, M. Qiu, Z. Ming, and J. Li, ¡°A Decentralized Approach for Mining Event Correlations in Distributed System Monitoring¡±, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC) Special Issue, Elsevier. Vol. 73, No. 3, pp. 330-340, 2013


7. J. Wang, M. Qiu, and B. Guo, ¡°A Probability-Based Energy Model on Cache Coherence Protocol with Mobile Sensor Network¡±, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks,  Volume 2013, Article ID 814807.


8. S. Zhang, Z. Wang,  M. Qiu, and M. Liu, ¡°Energy-efficient Soft Real-time Scheduling for Parameter Estimation in WSNs¡±, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, special issue Mobile Sensing and Data Management for Sensor Networks , Volume 2013, Article ID 362649.


9. D. Cao, M. Qiu, Z. Chen, F. Hu, Y. Zhu, and B. Wang, ¡°Intelligent Fuzzy Anomaly Detection of Malicious Software¡±, International Journal of Advanced Intelligence (IJAI), Vol 4, No.1, page 69-86, Dec. 2012


10. M. Qiu, Z. Ming, J. Li, J. Liu, G. Quan, and Y. Zhu, ¡°Informer Homed Routing Fault Tolerance Mechanism for Wireless Sensor Networks¡±, Journal of System Architecture (JSA), Elsevier.  Vol. 58, Issue 10, 2012




1. Zhi Chen, Power-Efficient and Low-Latency Memory Access for CMP Systems with Heterogeneous Scratchpad On-Chip Memory


Conference Papers and Presentations


1. J. Li, Z. Zhang, M. Qiu, P. Zhang, G. Quan, and Y. Zhu, ¡°Optimizing Scheduling in Embedded CMP Systems with Phase Change Memory¡±,  IEEE ICPADS, pp. 532-539, Singapore, Dec. 2012. W*+

2. Z. Chen  and M, Qiu, ¡°SPM-Aware Scheduling for Nested Loops in CMP Systems,¡± Proc. IEEE RTSS,  San Juan, Puerto Rico, pp. 3, Dec. 2012

3. W. Sha, Y. Zhu, T. Huang, M. Qiu, Y. Zhu, Q. Zhang, ¡°A Multi-Order Markov Chain Based Scheme for Anomaly Detection, The 8th IEEE International Workshop on Security, Trust and Privacy for Software Applications (STPSA), Kyoto, Japan, July 22-26, 2013.