Multi-processor and Frequency Scaling

This paper will explore a multi-processor implementation of frequency management, using an AMD Opteron processor 4-way server as a test vehicle. Topics will include:

  • the benefits of doing this, and why server customers are asking for this,
  • the hardware, for case of the AMD Opteron processor,
  • the various software components that make this work,
  • the issues that arise, and
  • some areas of exploration for follow on work.

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