``Look-ahead architecture adaptation to reduce processor power
Zhichun Zhu and Xiaodong Zhang
IEEE Micro, Vol. 25, No. 4, 2005, pp. 10-19.
An effective approach to reducing processor power consumption is
to adaptively activate and deactivate hardware resources. The
authors propose a look-ahead scheme that adjusts the processor
issue rate triggered by main-memory accesses. This
architecture-independent technique is particularly effective
for memory-intensive applications. Combined with an existing
technique based on IPC values, it also reduce power consumption
for computation-intensive applications.