Self-Aware Thermal Management for High Performance Computing Processors

Andrea Bartolini, Roberto Diversi, Daniele Cesarini, Francesco Beneventi
2017 IEEE design & test  
Processors for high performance computing and server workload are today thermally constrained. To preserve a safe working temperature, state-of-the-art processors for this market segment integrates many cores on the same die and feature fine-grain power management and thermal management feedback loops implemented in hardware. However, to keep the control policy simple, these controllers fail in taking advantage on the underlining thermal heterogeneity, long thermal transients and specific user
more » ... ode. In this paper, we present a self-aware thermal management framework for making each chip self-aware of its thermal and workload peculiarities and use it to maximize performance and thermal sustainability.
doi:10.1109/mdat.2017.2774774 fatcat:smi6vjadvngzrkaaqtcsltlt4a