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UC Santa Barbara’s Institute for Energy Efficiency and the Kavli Foundation announce a Report that identifies four issues that must be addressed to improve data center energy efficiency through strategic partnerships between academia and industry.
Date: 03/08/2012
Type: News, Report
Excitonics could provide us with faster computers and better communication speeds - but at this stage is only possible at very low temperatures. Researchers at UCSD have taken a step toward creating exciton-based devices operational at room temperatures.
Date: 10/01/2009
Type: News
Data center
Computing providers such as HP and Yahoo are developing innovative energy-saving strategies for new data centers that focus on using building siting and design to maximize natural cooling potential.
Date: 01/13/2011
Type: Article
A 9 cubic millimeter solar-powered sensor system developed at the University of Michigan is the smallest that can harvest energy from its surroundings to operate nearly perpetually.
Date: 02/09/2010
Type: News
Microsoft Data Center
A new report from Microsoft suggests that large businesses could reduce their direct energy consumption and carbon emissions by up to 30 percent by moving certain on-premise applications into the cloud. Small business could see even greater gains of up to 90%.
Date: 11/04/2010
Type: Blog
Power management.
According to Microsoft, the need for third-party application developers to accommodate power management modes has become acute.
Date: 09/15/2010
Type: Blog
A new transistor design can cut a computer chip's power consumption by 50%. Portable devices that normally have to be recharged every day can now last longer.
Date: 09/10/2013
Type: Article
IT is a small, but rapidly growing, part of US energy use demand that needs to be addressed.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Tags: computing, IT
The sale of 800,000 plug-in vehicles during the next five years could create a whole mess of challenges for utilities, automakers and consumers, but IT companies have a shot at building new businesses to help ease the pain of that influx, according to a new report out today on GigaOM Pro.
Date: 04/26/2010
Type: Blog
John Bowers
In his talk, "The Promise of Silicon Photonics," Bowers, Director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency, discussed the evolution of silicon photonics and what the future holds for this technology. A full video recording of his talk will be available online soon.
Date: 10/04/2013
Type: News

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