heatload is a tool for Linux which plots the CPU load against the CPU temperature as measured by the ACPI subsystem.
As this package is made with the GNU autotools you should run ./configure inside the distribution directory for configuring the source tree. After that you should run make for compilation and make install (as root) for installation of heatload.
Currently, heatload is tested on Linux 2.6 only.
heatload was developed and tested on Debian GNU/Linux "testing" from January 2005, it should work on most other Linux distributions since it uses GNU autoconf for source code configuration.
heatload requires gtkmm 2.4 and Linux kernel with support for ACPI on a machine that supports temperature measuring via ACPI. (Not all machines having ACPI at all support temperature measurement via ACPI!)