Patents by Inventor Avinash N. Ananthakrishnan

Avinash N. Ananthakrishnan has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210064426
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a processor includes a power controller having a resource allocation circuit. The resource allocation circuit may: receive a power budget for a first core and at least one second core and scale the power budget based at least in part on at least one energy performance preference value to determine a scaled power budget; determine a first maximum operating point for the first core and a second maximum operating point for the at least one second core based at least in part on the scaled power budget; determine a first efficiency value for the first core based at least in part on the first maximum operating point for the first core and a second efficiency value for the at least one second core based at least in part on the second maximum operating point for the at least one second core; and report a hardware state change to an operating system scheduler based on the first efficiency value and the second efficiency value. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Praveen Kumar Gupta, Avinash N. Ananthakrishnan, Eugene Gorbatov, Stephen H. Gunther
  • Publication number: 20210026429
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a processor includes: a plurality of cores; a first storage to store parameter information for a voltage regulator to couple to the processor via a voltage regulator interface; and a power controller to control power consumption of the processor. The power controller may determine a performance state for one or more cores of the processor and include a hardware logic to generate a message for the voltage regulator based at least in part on the parameter information, where this message is to cause the voltage regulator to output a voltage to enable the one or more cores to operate at the performance state. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Anupama Suryanarayanan, Avinash N. Ananthakrishnan, Chinmay Ashok, Jeremy J. Shrall
  • Publication number: 20200363860
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises: a plurality of intellectual property (IP) circuits, each of the plurality of IP circuits including a configuration register to store a dynamic current budget; and a power controller coupled to the plurality of IP circuits, the power controller including a dynamic current sharing control circuit to receive current throttling hint information regarding a workload to be executed on at least some of the plurality of IP circuits and generate the dynamic current budget for each of the plurality of IP circuits based at least in part thereon. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Avinash N. Ananthakrishnan, Ameya Ambardekar, Ankush Varma, Nimrod Angel, Nir Rosenzweig, Arik Gihon, Alexander Gendler, Rachid E. Rayess, Tamir Salus
  • Publication number: 20200285294
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a processor includes processing cores, and a central control unit to: concurrently execute an outer control loop and an inner control loop, wherein the outer control loop is to monitor the processor as a whole, and wherein the inner control loop is to monitor a first processing core included in the processor; determine, based on the outer control loop, a first control action for the first processing core included in the processor; determine, based on the inner control loop, a second control action for the first processing core included in the processor; based on a comparison of the first control action and the second control action, select one of the first control action and the second control action as a selected control action; and apply the selected control action to the first processing core. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: DORON RAJWAN, EFRAIM ROTEM, ELIEZER WEISSMANN, AVINASH N. ANANTHAKRISHNAN, DORIT SHAPIRA
  • Patent number: 10761580
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a processor includes: a plurality of cores; a first storage to store parameter information for a voltage regulator to couple to the processor via a voltage regulator interface; and a power controller to control power consumption of the processor. The power controller may determine a performance state for one or more cores of the processor and include a hardware logic to generate a message for the voltage regulator based at least in part on the parameter information, where this message is to cause the voltage regulator to output a voltage to enable the one or more cores to operate at the performance state. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Anupama Suryanarayanan, Avinash N. Ananthakrishnan, Chinmay Ashok, Jeremy J. Shrall
  • Publication number: 20200272513
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a processor includes a plurality of processing engines (PEs) to execute threads, and a guide unit. The guide unit is to: monitor execution characteristics of the plurality of PEs and the threads; generate a plurality of PE rankings, each PE ranking including the plurality of PEs in a particular order; and store the plurality of PE rankings in a memory to be provided to a scheduler, the scheduler to schedule the threads on the plurality of PEs using the plurality of PE rankings. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Avinash N. Ananthakrishnan, Vijay Dhanraj, Russell J. Fenger, Vivek Garg, Eugene Gorbatov, Stephen H. Gunther, Monica Gupta, Efraim Rotem, Krishnakanth V. Sistla, Guy M. Therien, Ankush Varma, Eliezer Weissmann
  • Publication number: 20200218320
    Abstract: Embodiments are generally directed to enhanced power management for support of priority system events. An embodiment of a system includes a processing element; a memory including a registry for information regarding one or more system events that are designated as priority events; a mechanism to track operation of events that requires Turbo mode operation for execution; and a power control unit to implement a power management algorithm. The system is to maintain an first energy budget and a second residual energy budget for operation in a Turbo power mode, and wherein the power management algorithm is to determine whether to authorize execution of a detected system event in the Turbo power mode based on the second residual energy budget upon determining that the first energy budget is not sufficient for execution of the detected system event and that the detected system event is designated as a priority event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Muhammad ABOZAED, Eugene GORBATOV, Gaurav KHANNA, Avinash N. ANANTHAKRISHNAN
  • Patent number: 10705588
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a processor having multiple domains including at least a core domain and a non-core domain that is transparent to an operating system (OS). The non-core domain can be controlled by a driver. In turn, the processor further includes a memory interconnect to interconnect the core domain and the non-core domain to a memory coupled to the processor. Still further, a power controller, which may be within the processor, can control a frequency of the memory interconnect based on memory boundedness of a workload being executed on the non-core domain. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Avinash N. Ananthakrishnan, Inder M. Sodhi, Efraim Rotem, Doron Rajwan, Eliezer Weissmann, Ryan Wells
  • Patent number: 10678319
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a processor includes processing cores, and a central control unit to: concurrently execute an outer control loop and an inner control loop, wherein the outer control loop is to monitor the processor as a whole, and wherein the inner control loop is to monitor a first processing core included in the processor; determine, based on the outer control loop, a first control action for the first processing core included in the processor; determine, based on the inner control loop, a second control action for the first processing core included in the processor; based on a comparison of the first control action and the second control action, select one of the first control action and the second control action as a selected control action; and apply the selected control action to the first processing core. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Doron Rajwan, Efraim Rotem, Eliezer Weissmann, Avinash N. Ananthakrishnan, Dorit Shapira
  • Patent number: 10620969
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a processor includes a plurality of cores to execute instructions, a first identification register having a first field to store a feedback indicator to indicate to an operating system (OS) that the processor is to provide hardware feedback information to the OS dynamically and a power controller coupled to the plurality of cores. The power controller may include a feedback control circuit to dynamically determine the hardware feedback information for at least one of the plurality of cores and inform the OS of an update to the hardware feedback information. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Avinash N. Ananthakrishnan, Eugene Gorbatov, Russell Fenger, Ashok Raj, Kameswar Subramaniam
  • Patent number: 10613614
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention is directed to a processor having a plurality of cores and a cache memory coupled to the cores and including a plurality of partitions. The processor can further include a logic to dynamically vary a size of the cache memory based on a memory boundedness of a workload executed on at least one of the cores. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Avinash N. Ananthakrishnan, Efraim Rotem, Eliezer Weissmann, Doron Rajwan, Nadav Shulman, Alon Naveh, Hisham Abu-Salah
  • Patent number: 10564699
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention is directed to a processor having a plurality of cores and a cache memory coupled to the cores and including a plurality of partitions. The processor can further include a logic to dynamically vary a size of the cache memory based on a memory boundedness of a workload executed on at least one of the cores. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Avinash N. Ananthakrishnan, Efraim Rotem, Eliezer Weissmann, Doron Rajwan, Nadav Shulman, Alon Naveh, Hisham Abu-Salah
  • Publication number: 20200042065
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a processor includes a plurality of cores and a power controller. This power controller in turn may include a voltage ramp logic to pre-empt a voltage ramp of a voltage regulator from a first voltage to a second voltage, responsive to a request for a second core to exit a low power state. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Avinash N. Ananthakrishnan, Jeremy J. Shrall, Anupama Suryanarayanan, Ameya Ambardekar, Craig Topper, Eric R. Heit, Joseph M. Alberts
  • Patent number: 10545793
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a processor includes a plurality of processing engines (PEs) to execute threads, and a guide unit. The guide unit is to: monitor execution characteristics of the plurality of PEs and the threads; generate a plurality of PE rankings, each PE ranking including the plurality of PEs in a particular order; and store the plurality of PE rankings in a memory to be provided to a scheduler, the scheduler to schedule the threads on the plurality of PEs using the plurality of PE rankings. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Avinash N. Ananthakrishnan, Vijay Dhanraj, Russell J. Fenger, Vivek Garg, Eugene Gorbatov, Stephen H. Gunther, Monica Gupta, Efraim Rotem, Krishnakanth V. Sistla, Guy M. Therien, Ankush Varma, Eliezer Weissmann
  • Patent number: 10503226
    Abstract: Embodiments are generally directed to enhanced power management for support of priority system events. An embodiment of a system includes a processing element; a memory including a registry for information regarding one or more system events that are designated as priority events; a mechanism to track operation of events that requires Turbo mode operation for execution; and a power control unit to implement a power management algorithm. The system is to maintain an first energy budget and a second residual energy budget for operation in a Turbo power mode, and wherein the power management algorithm is to determine whether to authorize execution of a detected system event in the Turbo power mode based on the second residual energy budget upon determining that the first energy budget is not sufficient for execution of the detected system event and that the detected system event is designated as a priority event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Muhammad Abozaed, Eugene Gorbatov, Gaurav Khanna, Avinash N. Ananthakrishnan
  • Patent number: 10474218
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention is directed to a processor having a plurality of cores and a cache memory coupled to the cores and including a plurality of partitions. The processor can further include a logic to dynamically vary a size of the cache memory based on a memory boundedness of a workload executed on at least one of the cores. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Avinash N. Ananthakrishnan, Efraim Rotem, Eliezer Weissmann, Doron Rajwan, Nadav Shulman, Alon Naveh, Hisham Abu-Salah
  • Patent number: 10423206
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a processor includes a plurality of cores and a power controller. This power controller in turn may include a voltage ramp logic to pre-empt a voltage ramp of a voltage regulator from a first voltage to a second voltage, responsive to a request for a second core to exit a low power state. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Avinash N. Ananthakrishnan, Jeremy J. Shrall, Anupama Suryanarayanan, Ameya Ambardekar, Craig Topper, Eric R. Heit, Joseph M. Alberts
  • Patent number: 10379904
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a processor includes: a first storage to store a set of common performance state request settings; a second storage to store a set of thread performance state request settings; and a controller to control a performance state of a first core based on a combination of at least one of the set of common performance state request settings and at least one of the set of thread performance state request settings. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Eliezer Weissmann, Israel Hirsh, Efraim Rotem, Doron Rajwan, Avinash N. Ananthakrishnan, Natanel Abitan, Ido Melamed, Guy M. Therien
  • Patent number: 10372197
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a processor having a core and a power controller to control power management features of the processor. The power controller can receive an energy performance bias (EPB) value from the core and access a power-performance tuning table based on the value. Using information from the table, at least one setting of a power management feature can be updated. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Krishnakanth V. Sistla, Jeremy Shrall, Stephen H. Gunther, Efraim Rotem, Alon Naveh, Eliezer Weissmann, Anil Aggarwal, Martin T. Rowland, Ankush Varma, Ian M. Steiner, Matthew Bace, Avinash N. Ananthakrishnan, Jason Brandt
  • Publication number: 20190235611
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention is directed to a processor having a plurality of cores and a cache memory coupled to the cores and including a plurality of partitions. The processor can further include a logic to dynamically vary a size of the cache memory based on a memory boundedness of a workload executed on at least one of the cores. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Avinash N. Ananthakrishnan, Efraim Rotem, Eliezer Weissmann, Doron Rajwan, Nadav Shulman, Alon Naveh, Hisham Abu-Salah