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Mitigating component performance variation

United States Patent

January 9, 2018
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Apparatus and methods may provide for characterizing a plurality of similar components of a distributed computing system based on a maximum safe operation level associated with each component and storing characterization data in a database and allocating non-uniform power to each similar component based at least in part on the characterization data in the database to substantially equalize performance of the components.
Gara; Alan G. (Palo Alto, CA), Sylvester; Steve S. (Hillsboro, OR), Eastep; Jonathan M. (Portland, OR), Nagappan; Ramkumar (Chandler, AZ), Cantalupo; Christopher M. (Portland, OR)
Intel Corporation (Santa Clara, CA)
14/ 998,082
December 24, 2015
GOVERNMENT INTEREST STATEMENT This invention was made with Government support under contract number B609815 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.