Why we go for Chip Morphing?
A processor must be capable of high performance, must consume low amounts of power, and must be able to adapt to changing performance and power requirements at runtime.
The objective now shifts to design a micro-architecture which can exhibit low power consumption without sacrificing high performance. This will require a fundamental shift to the power-performance curve presented by traditional microprocessors. Additionally, the processor design must be flexible and reconfigurable at run-time.This results in emergence of new technology called Chip Morphing.
IBM revealed a breakthrough chip morphing technology, enabling a new class of semiconductor products that can monitor and adjust their functions to improve their quality, performance and power consumption without human intervention.The patented technology, called “eFUSE,” combines unique software algorithms and microscopic electrical fuses to produce chips that can regulate and adapt their own actions in response to changing conditions and system demands.
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