Patents by Inventor Suzanne M. Rivoire

Suzanne M. Rivoire 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: 8904209
    Abstract: Power consumption of computing devices are monitored with performance counters and used to generate a power model for each computing device. The power models are used to estimate the power consumption of each computing device based on the performance counters. Each computing device is assigned a power cap, and a software-based power control at each computing device monitors the performance counters, estimates the power consumption using the performance counters and the model, and compares the estimated power consumption with the power cap. Depending on whether the estimated power consumption violates the power cap, the power control may transition the computing device to a lower power state to prevent a violation of the power cap or a higher power state if the computing device is below the power cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: John D. Davis, Moises Goldszmidt, Suzanne M. Rivoire
  • Publication number: 20130124885
    Abstract: Power consumption of computing devices are monitored with performance counters and used to generate a power model for each computing device. The power models are used to estimate the power consumption of each computing device based on the performance counters. Each computing device is assigned a power cap, and a software-based power control at each computing device monitors the performance counters, estimates the power consumption using the performance counters and the model, and compares the estimated power consumption with the power cap. Depending on whether the estimated power consumption violates the power cap, the power control may transition the computing device to a lower power state to prevent a violation of the power cap or a higher power state if the computing device is below the power cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: John D. Davis, Moises Goldszmidt, Suzanne M. Rivoire