McPAT (Multicore Power, Area, and Timing) is an integrated power, area,
and timing modeling framework for multithreaded, multicore, and manycore architectures.
It models power, area, and timing simultaneously and consistently and supports
comprehensive early stage design space exploration
for multicore and manycore processor configurations
ranging from 90nm to 22nm and beyond. McPAT includes
models for the components of a complete chip multiprocessor,
including in-order and out-of-order processor
cores, networks-on-chip, shared caches, and integrated memory
controllers. McPAT models timing, area, and dynamic,
short-circuit, and leakage power for each of the device types
forecast in the ITRS roadmap including bulk CMOS, SOI,
and double-gate transistors. McPAT has a flexible XML interface
to facilitate its use with different performance simulators.
The paper in MICRO'09 introduces McPAT and showcases its capabilities, with the authors' copy available at
MICRO'09_McPAT. A technical report on McPAT is available at
McPAT technical report.
McPAT Beta source code can be obtained by downloading the gzip'ed tar files of
McPAT 0.8 ,
extracting the file (tar -xzvf mcpat*.tar.gz),
and running make.