Thermal Management Techniques for Field Programmable Gate Arrays

dc.contributor.advisorBhatia, Dinesh K.
dc.creatorDeshpande, Girish
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-15T20:27:03Z
dc.date.available2018-03-15T20:27:03Z
dc.date.created2017-12
dc.date.issued2017-12
dc.date.submittedDecember 2017
dc.date.updated2018-03-15T20:27:04Z
dc.description.abstractThermal aware design methodologies are gaining increased attention in the age of high performance computing. The emergence of three dimensional integration has opened up a world of possibilities in the realm of high density Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) based designs. Applications such as concurrency mining, deep learning and data mining are all being implemented on FPGAs due to the amazing flexibility and the performance per watt advantage FPGAs have over Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) based solutions. These types of compute-intensive applications bring with them the problem of efficient thermal management. Increased power densities lead to thermal hot spots and drop in performance. In this dissertation, we propose a placement level technique to minimize the thermal gradient of FPGA based designs. In the second part of the dissertation, we focus on the integration of microfluidics with FPGA designs. Microfluidic cooling involves the application of microchannel heatsinks for more effective cooling of integrated circuits. This technology is currently not in widespread commercial use due to technological and cost considerations but microchannel heatsinks are expected to become mainstream in the coming years. In this work, the performance of microhannel heat sinks is compared against air cooled heat sinks to demonstrate why air cooled heat sinks will not be sufficient to cool 3D FPGAs. The microchannel simulations were performed using a state of the art academic thermal emulator to determine optimal microchannel designs. A flow to mitigate the impact of coolant self heating is also proposed.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10735.1/5655
dc.language.isoen
dc.rightsCopyright ©2017 is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Eugene McDermott Library. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
dc.subjectField programmable gate arrays
dc.subjectIntegrated circuits—Design and construction
dc.subjectHeat sinks (Electronics)
dc.titleThermal Management Techniques for Field Programmable Gate Arrays
dc.typeDissertation
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentElectrical Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Dallas
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.namePHD

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