Patents by Inventor Constantin Pistol

Constantin Pistol 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).

  • Patent number: 10599481
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for scheduling threads on a processor that has at least two different core types, such as an asymmetric multiprocessing system. Each core type can run at a plurality of selectable voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS) states. Threads from a plurality of processes can be grouped into thread groups. Execution metrics are accumulated for threads of a thread group and fed into a plurality of tunable controllers for the thread group. A closed loop performance control (CLPC) system determines a control effort for the thread group and maps the control effort to a recommended core type and DVFS state. A closed loop thermal and power management system can limit the control effort determined by the CLPC for a thread group, and limit the power, core type, and DVFS states for the system. Deferred interrupts can be used to increase performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Constantin Pistol, Daniel A. Chimene, Jeremy C. Andrus, Russell A. Blaine, Kushal Dalmia
  • Patent number: 10445102
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for efficient program flow prediction. After receiving a current fetch address, a first predictor performs a lookup of a first table. When the lookup results in a miss and the first table has no available entries, the first predictor overwrites a given entry of the first table with the received fetch address, in response to detecting a strength value for the given entry is below a threshold. Otherwise, in response to detecting no entries of the first table have a strength value below the threshold, the first predictor allocates an entry in the second table for the received fetch address. When an indication of a target address for the received fetch address is a return address for a function call, a third predictor allocates an entry of a third table with the received fetch address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Constantin Pistol, Ian D. Kountanis
  • Patent number: 10417054
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for scheduling threads on a processor that has at least two different core types, such as an asymmetric multiprocessing system. Each core type can run at a plurality of selectable voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS) states. Threads from a plurality of processes can be grouped into thread groups. Execution metrics are accumulated for threads of a thread group and fed into a plurality of tunable controllers for the thread group. A closed loop performance control (CLPC) system determines a control effort for the thread group and maps the control effort to a recommended core type and DVFS state. A closed loop thermal and power management system can limit the control effort determined by the CLPC for a thread group, and limit the power, core type, and DVFS states for the system. Deferred interrupts can be used to increase performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy C. Andrus, John G. Dorsey, James M. Magee, Daniel A. Chimene, Cyril de la Cropte de Chanterac, Bryan R. Hinch, Aditya Venkataraman, Andrei Dorofeev, Nigel R. Gamble, Russell A. Blaine, Constantin Pistol
  • Publication number: 20180349177
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for scheduling threads on a processor that has at least two different core types, such as an asymmetric multiprocessing system. Each core type can run at a plurality of selectable voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS) states. Threads from a plurality of processes can be grouped into thread groups. Execution metrics are accumulated for threads of a thread group and fed into a plurality of tunable controllers for the thread group. A closed loop performance control (CLPC) system determines a control effort for the thread group and maps the control effort to a recommended core type and DVFS state. A closed loop thermal and power management system can limit the control effort determined by the CLPC for a thread group, and limit the power, core type, and DVFS states for the system. Deferred interrupts can be used to increase performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Constantin Pistol, Daniel A. Chimene, Jeremy C. Andrus, Russell A. Blaine, Kushal Dalmia
  • Publication number: 20180349176
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for scheduling threads on a processor that has at least two different core types, such as an asymmetric multiprocessing system. Each core type can run at a plurality of selectable voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS) states. Threads from a plurality of processes can be grouped into thread groups. Execution metrics are accumulated for threads of a thread group and fed into a plurality of tunable controllers for the thread group. A closed loop performance control (CLPC) system determines a control effort for the thread group and maps the control effort to a recommended core type and DVFS state. A closed loop thermal and power management system can limit the control effort determined by the CLPC for a thread group, and limit the power, core type, and DVFS states for the system. Deferred interrupts can be used to increase performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Jeremy C. Andrus, John G. Dorsey, James M. Magee, Daniel A. Chimene, Cyril de la Cropte de Chanterac, Bryan R. Hinch, Aditya Venkataraman, Andrei Dorofeev, Nigel R. Gamble, Russell A. Blaine, Constantin Pistol
  • Publication number: 20180349175
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for scheduling threads on a processor that has at least two different core types, such as an asymmetric multiprocessing system. Each core type can run at a plurality of selectable voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS) states. Threads from a plurality of processes can be grouped into thread groups. Execution metrics are accumulated for threads of a thread group and fed into a plurality of tunable controllers for the thread group. A closed loop performance control (CLPC) system determines a control effort for the thread group and maps the control effort to a recommended core type and DVFS state. A closed loop thermal and power management system can limit the control effort determined by the CLPC for a thread group, and limit the power, core type, and DVFS states for the system. Deferred interrupts can be used to increase performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Jeremy C. Andrus, John G. Dorsey, James M. Magee, Daniel A. Chimene, Cyril de la Cropte de Chanterac, Bryan R. Hinch, Aditya Venkataraman, Andrei Dorofeev, Nigel R. Gamble, Russell A. Blaine, Constantin Pistol, James S. Ismail
  • Publication number: 20180349186
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for scheduling threads on a processor that has at least two different core types, such as an asymmetric multiprocessing system. Each core type can run at a plurality of selectable voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS) states. Threads from a plurality of processes can be grouped into thread groups. Execution metrics are accumulated for threads of a thread group and fed into a plurality of tunable controllers for the thread group. A closed loop performance control (CLPC) system determines a control effort for the thread group and maps the control effort to a recommended core type and DVFS state. A closed loop thermal and power management system can limit the control effort determined by the CLPC for a thread group, and limit the power, core type, and DVFS states for the system. Deferred interrupts can be used to increase performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Jeremy C. Andrus, John G. Dorsey, James M. Magee, Daniel A. Chimene, Cyril de la Cropte de Chanterac, Bryan R. Hinch, Aditya Venkataraman, Andrei Dorofeev, Nigel R. Gamble, Russell A. Blaine, Constantin Pistol
  • Publication number: 20180349182
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for scheduling threads on a processor that has at least two different core types, such as an asymmetric multiprocessing system. Each core type can run at a plurality of selectable voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS) states. Threads from a plurality of processes can be grouped into thread groups. Execution metrics are accumulated for threads of a thread group and fed into a plurality of tunable controllers for the thread group. A closed loop performance control (CLPC) system determines a control effort for the thread group and maps the control effort to a recommended core type and DVFS state. A closed loop thermal and power management system can limit the control effort determined by the CLPC for a thread group, and limit the power, core type, and DVFS states for the system. Deferred interrupts can be used to increase performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Jeremy C. Andrus, John G. Dorsey, James M. Magee, Daniel A. Chimene, Cyril de la Cropte de Chanterac, Bryan R. Hinch, Aditya Venkataraman, Andrei Dorofeev, Nigel R. Gamble, Russell A. Blaine, Constantin Pistol