There is a new kernel API/feature: powercapping. The perfect userspace tool to ease up usage and later possibly provide library calls is cpupower.
If time is left also provide a hardware (CPU) tracking cpupower monitor for the Intel implementation of powercapping: RAPL (Running Average Power Limit).
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