Dr Minming Li worked in collaboration with other researchers abroad and received the Best Paper Award for their paper titled “TSP: Thermal Safe Power - Efficient power budgeting for Many-Core Systems in Dark Silicon” in the International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis held on 12-17 October 2014 in New Delhi, India.

The paper proposes that TSP (Thermal Safe Power) provides safe power constraint values as a function of the number of simultaneously operating cores. Maintaining all the cores running below TSP will make Dynamic Thermal Management unnecessary and hence will improve the system performance significantly.