Patent Number: 7,085,945

Title: Using multiple thermal points to enable component level power and thermal management

Abstract: A component in a computer includes multiple functional unit blocks (FUB). Each FUB may be associated with a sensor and may be managed individually. When the sensor detects that a problem associated with a particular FUB may arise, a controller may be used to adjust operation of the FUB instead of operation of the entire component.

Inventors: Silvester; Kelan C. (Portland, OR)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: G06F 1/32 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/01/02018