US 9,811,143 B2
Systems and methods for dynamic spatial power steering
Jonathan M. Eastep, Portland, OR (US); Rohit Banerjee, Portland, OR (US); Richard J. Greco, West Linn, OR (US); Ilya Sharapov, San Jose, CA (US); David N. Lombard, Rossmoor, CA (US); and Hari K. Nagpal, Southborough, MA (US)
Assigned to INTEL CORPORATION, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Filed by Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Filed on Dec. 23, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/581,885.
Prior Publication US 2016/0179173 A1, Jun. 23, 2016
Int. Cl. G06F 1/32 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 1/3234 (2013.01) [G06F 1/3206 (2013.01)] 25 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus comprising:
a memory to store data corresponding to a spatial power distribution;
a power manager comprising logic, at least a portion of which includes hardware, the power manager to:
determine a plurality of phases of an application, wherein each of the plurality of phases comprises a segment of the application that exhibits operational behavior different than that of the other phases, and wherein each segment of the application exhibits predictable operational behavior,
recognize a repeating sequence of phases comprising at least a first iteration of the sequence and a second iteration of the sequence, and
for each of the plurality of phases, determine a spatial power distribution between a plurality of power domains based on a performance metric, wherein for phases in the second iteration of the sequence, the spatial power distribution is based on a corresponding phase in the first iteration of the sequence; and
circuitry to distribute power to the plurality of power domains according to the spatial power distribution,
wherein one or more of the plurality of phases is selected from a group comprising a compute bound phase, a memory bound phase, a communication bound phase, an idle phase, an active phase, and a combination of any of the foregoing phases.