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1. (WO2018137870) PROCESSOR POWER-SAVING DURING WAIT EVENTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/137870    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/084258
Publication Date: Fri Aug 03 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Dec 22 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G06F 1/32
Applicants: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
IBM UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED
Inventors: HIGGS, Raymond, Michael
HOPKINS, Luke
SALEHEEN, Mushfiq
Title: PROCESSOR POWER-SAVING DURING WAIT EVENTS
Abstract:
Embodiments are directed to a method of optimizing power consumption in an electrical device. The method includes receiving, by a processor, instructions to enter a wait state, and identifying, by the processor, a parameter associated with the instructions to enter a wait state. The method continues with initiating, by the processor, instructions to enter a low-power mode based on the parameter, initiating, by the processor, instructions to exit a low-power mode based on the parameter, and providing, via a user interface, a user with notice of a current state of the processor. The parameter includes runtime information, instructional information, and scheduled operations.