Dynamic Thermal Management Using Thermal Control Centers On High Performance Processors
Trends in high performance processors are moving towards large scale integration and steady miniaturization to
meet the aggressive performance targets. As the technology scales down circuits are providing extra ordinary integration
densities with a drawback of increasing power densities. Dissipated power translates into heat and ultimately increases
operating temperature causing reliability threats. In addition to this varying workloads will result in run time thermal
hotspots. It is recommended to employ on-die thermal sensors for effective thermal management. In this paper we propose
control logic for monitoring thermal sensors to achieve effective run time thermal management.