Constantine A. Murenin - Quiet Computing with BSD
Source: BSDCan - The Technical BSD Conference
Added: 25 May 2009
Tags: bsdcan, bsdcan2009, presentation, bsd, hardware monitors, canstantine murenin
Slides (264 Kb, 16 pages)
Quiet Computing with BSD
Programming system hardware monitors for quiet computing
In this talk, we will present a detailed overview
of the features and common problems of microprocessor
system hardware monitors as they relate to the topic
of silent computing. In a nutshell, the topic of
programmable fan control will be explored.
Silent computing is an important subject as its
practice reduces the amount of unnecessary stress
and improves the motivation of the workforce, at
home and in the office.
Attendees will gain knowledge on how to effectively
programme the chips to minimise fan noise and avoid
system failure or shutdown during temperature
fluctuations, as well as some basic principles
regarding quiet computing.
Shortly before the talk, a patch for programming
the most popular chips (like those from Winbond)
will be released for the OpenBSD operating system,
although the talk itself will be more specific to
the microprocessor system hardware monitors themselves,
as opposed to the interfacing with thereof in modern
operating systems like OpenBSD, NetBSD, DragonFly
BSD and FreeBSD.