06908227 is referenced by 78 patents and cites 56 patents.

An apparatus for managing the temperature of an integrated circuit having a multiple core microprocessor is described. Specifically, thermal sensors are placed at potential hot spots throughout each microprocessor core. A thermal management unit monitors the thermal sensors. If a thermal sensor identifies a hot spot, the thermal management unit adjusts the operating frequency and voltage of that microprocessor core accordingly.

Title
Apparatus for thermal management of multiple core microprocessors
Application Number
10/227125
Publication Number
6908227 (B2)
Application Date
August 23, 2002
Publication Date
June 21, 2005
Inventor
Simon M Tam
Redwood City
CA, US
Stefan Rusu
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
Assignee
Intel Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06F 001/32
G01K 013/00
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