- Sep 18, 2011
Windows for Intel does HW control in regards of p-states. Called Speedshift, why wouldn't it be believable for them to extend Hyperscheduler to Windows..You just don't do that in hardware. There's no point to it.
-> Most of the current available solutions to the power saving problem are based on a software routine that requests a power management system to enable the power saving. Further, the corresponding power saving schedules are often created in a static and/or a manual fashion, which is error prone. Moreover, neither the dynamic power saving methods nor the static power saving methods do provide an accurate prediction of the power consumption.
-> It is an object of the invention to provide for a hardware task scheduler with an improved power saving efficiency. In order to achieve the object defined above, a hardware task scheduler, a multiprocessing system, and a hardware-based power saving method are provided.
-> The hardware task scheduler may implement scheduling policies supporting heterogeneous multi-core architectures, where each of the processor cores can be multi-threaded or single-threaded.
-> However, if this processor core is overloaded (for instance, in case that the processing element is multi-threaded and/or virtualized, in which case other tasks may be assigned to virtual processing elements physically mapped to the processing element, in addition to task currently running on it), the load balancing method may recommend running the task on some another processor core.
HWscheduling is faster and more power efficient.
AMD Zen Automotive => Hardware Realtime SMP? or Software Realtime SMP?
=> Advanced Technologies Group is a startup group with a mission to advance the future of safer transportation as we look to bring millions of drivers into assisted and automated driving. We develop artificial intelligence perception software for driver-assistance and automated driving, with a focus on implementing efficient deep neural networks on AMD’s automotive-grade processors.
--> That said, it is not surprising that TSMC has already taped out the first chip using its N7+ technology. Furthermore, the company is prepping a specialized version of the process aimed at the automotive industry, which indicates that N7+ is going to be a “long” node.
^-- AMD partner for most of their IP.
Zen1(K8) -> Zen2(Greyhound) -> Zen3(New core), anyone asking this is my official position.