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Systems and methods for process and user driven dynamic voltage and frequency scaling

United States Patent

March 22, 2011
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Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a method for power management including determining at least one of an operating frequency and an operating voltage for a processor and configuring the processor based on the determined at least one of the operating frequency and the operating voltage. The operating frequency is determined based at least in part on direct user input. The operating voltage is determined based at least in part on an individual profile for processor.
Mallik; Arindam (Evanston, IL), Lin; Bin (Hillsboro, OR), Memik; Gokhan (Evanston, IL), Dinda; Peter (Evanston, IL), Dick; Robert (Evanston, IL)
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
11/ 831,575
July 31, 2007
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under Grant Nos. ANI-0093221, CCF-0541337 and CNS-0347941 awarded by the National Science Foundation and under Grant No. DE-FG02-05ER25691 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.