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United States Patent Application

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Systems, apparatuses, and methods for performing temperature-aware task scheduling and proactive power management. A SoC includes a plurality of processing units and a task queue storing pending tasks. The SoC calculates a thermal metric for each pending task to predict an amount of heat the pending task will generate. The SoC also determines a thermal gradient for each processing unit to predict a rate at which the processing unit's temperature will change when executing a task. The SoC also monitors a thermal margin of how far each processing unit is from reaching its thermal limit. The SoC minimizes non-uniform heat generation on the SoC by scheduling pending tasks from the task queue to the processing units based on the thermal metrics for the pending tasks, the thermal gradients of each processing unit, and the thermal margin available on each processing unit.
Majumdar, Abhinandan (Ithaca, NY), Kocoloski, Brian J. (Pittsburgh, PA), Piga, Leonardo (Austin, TX), Huang, Wei (Frisco, TX), Eckert, Yasuko (Redmond, WA)
15/ 192,784
June 24, 2016
[0001] The invention described herein was made with government support under contract number DE-AC52-07NA27344 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The United States Government has certain rights in the invention.