Agent-Based Thermal Management for Multi-core Architectures

  • Thomas EbiEmail author
  • Janmartin Jahn
  • Jörg Henkel
Part of the Autonomic Systems book series (ASYS, volume 1)


With this article we wish to present additional work  (Al Faruque et al. in IEEE Des. Test Comput. 27(6):58–68, 2010) done outside the scope of the DodOrg project regarding agent-based thermal management for multi-core architectures which is distinct from the fully distributed thermal-aware agent economy used in DodOrg (Ebi et al. in IEEE/ACM Intl. Conf. Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), pp. 302–309, 2009) presented in Chap.  4.3. The approach uses a hierarchy of software agents which divides the problem space using a clustering concept in order to keep thermally-triggered remapping decisions scalable, even for a large number of cores. In order to keep the approach flexible, agents use a negotiation technique to dynamically adapt cluster sizes.


Dynamic thermal management Agent-based systems Multicore architectures 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany

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