Temperature-aware computing: Achievements and remaining challenges

Dhireesha Kudithipudi, Ayse Coskun, Sherief Reda, Qinru Qiu

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3 Scopus citations


Total power dissipation in the next-generation processors is projected to reach 200 W/cm2. Such high power densities coupled with complex integration of devices, results in high heat dissipation on-chip. Therefore, thermal management and temperature-aware computing techniques are critical in designing energy-efficient systems. In this tutorial, we present temperature modeling, floorplanning, design-time and run-time thermal management techniques to alleviate thermal hotspots. Accurate thermal modeling and prediction mechanisms are critical to invoke the right thermal management decisions. Design-time techniques focus on thermal-aware floor planning and thermal sensor placement. Run-time techniques have two primary goals: to reduce temperature and to maintain a uniform thermal profile by reducing power consumption. We introduce run-time mechanisms such as adaptive thermal management policies; modulating cooling mechanisms for heat balancing, and thermal design considerations for emerging technologies. This tutorial will consist of four parts that cover different aspects of the thermal management design paradigms, as presented below.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 International Green Computing Conference, IGCC 2012
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 International Green Computing Conference, IGCC 2012 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 4 2012Jun 8 2012

Publication series

Name2012 International Green Computing Conference, IGCC 2012


Other2012 International Green Computing Conference, IGCC 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software


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