Energy-optimized lossless compression: Rate-variability tradeoff

Yihong Wu, Erik Ordentlich, Marcelo J. Weinberger

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Abstract

We pose the problem of energy-optimized lossless compression and analyze a simple compression framework in which energy consumption is given by a weighted sum of two components, respectively proportional to the compression rate and to the average number of bit flips that occur in a certain hardware register. The latter component, which we term variability, is meant to serve as a proxy for the energy consumption of the computations underlying the compression step. Our results include bounds on the rate-variability tradeoff for symbol-wise compression of discrete memoryless sources and a characterization of the asymptotically optimum tradeoff between rate and variability for block-wise compression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings, ISIT 2011
Pages958-962
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 26 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings, ISIT 2011 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: Jul 31 2011Aug 5 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2157-8104

Other

Other2011 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings, ISIT 2011
CountryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg
Period7/31/118/5/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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