Document Type



Master of Science (MS)


Computer Engineering

First Advisor's Name

Gang Quan

First Advisor's Committee Title

Comitte Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Ismail Guvenc

Third Advisor's Name

Ming Zhao


power, thermal, cpu, testbed, multicore, CMP, multiprocessor, real-time

Date of Defense



Our goal is to develop a flexible, customizable, and practical multi-core testbed based on an Intel desktop computer that can be utilized to assist the theoretical research on power/thermal aware resource management in design of computer systems. By integrating different modules, i.e. thread mapping/scheduling, processor/core frequency and voltage variation, temperature/power measurement, and run-time performance collection, into a systematic and unified framework, our testbed can bridge the gap between the theoretical study and practical implementation. The effectiveness for our system was validated using appropriately selected benchmarks. The importance of this research is that it complements the current theoretical research by validating the theoretical results in practical scenarios, which are closer to that in the real world.

In addition, by studying the discrepancies of results of theoretical study and their applications in real world, the research also aids in identifying new research problems and directions.


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