Low-Energy architectures of linear classifiers for IoT applications using incremental precision and multi-Level classification

Sandhya Koteshwara, Keshab K Parhi

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel incremental-precision classification approach that leads to a reduction in energy consumption of linear classifiers for IoT applications. Features are first input to a low-precision classifier. If the classifier successfully classifies the sample, then the process terminates. Otherwise, the classification performance is incrementally improved by using a classifier of higher precision. This process is repeated until the classification is complete. The argument is that many samples can be classified using the low-precision classifier, leading to a reduction in energy. To achieve incremental-precision, a novel data-path decomposition is proposed to design of fixed-width adders and multipliers. These components improve the precision without recalculating the outputs, thus reducing energy. Using a linear classification example, it is shown that the proposed incremental-precision based multi-level classifier approach can reduce energy by about 41% while achieving comparable accuracies as that of a full-precision system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGLSVLSI 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages291-296
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450357241
DOIs
StatePublished - May 30 2018
Event28th Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI, GLSVLSI 2018 - Chicago, United States
Duration: May 23 2018May 25 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI, GLSVLSI

Other

Other28th Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI, GLSVLSI 2018
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period5/23/185/25/18

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