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Multistep temperature prediction for proactive thermal management on chip multiprocessors


In chip multiprocessors, the thermal hot spot prediction is vital to take proactive thermal management decisions for mitigating its impact on the performance of the application. Core temperature prediction for a range of future time steps is challenging because workload changes dynamically at runtime. This article presents an adaptive multistep temperature prediction (MSTP) algorithm, which uses iterative steps to generate core temperature predictions for a range of future time steps using the initial temperature information and the application workload profile obtained offline. MSTP considers the autocorrelation of temperature and addresses the nonlinear heteroscedasticity across observations. We evaluate the proposed MSTP on a real hardware platform and compare it to the model-based approach for a wide range of parallel benchmarks. Experimental results show that the proposed algorithm achieves more than 96% prediction accuracy and minimizes the heteroscedastic residual variance. In case of thermal hot spot prediction, we show that the performance throttling problem is alleviated using a process migration mechanism with a minimal migration overhead.

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Revathi, N., Sumathi, G. Multistep temperature prediction for proactive thermal management on chip multiprocessors. J Supercomput 77, 8967–8994 (2021).

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  • Multistep prediction
  • Proactive thermal management
  • Process migration
  • Chip multiprocessors