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Researches at IBM have developed two chip prototypes that intertwine computational power with memory, similar to the how the human brain functions. Not only can these chips take on novel tasks, they require a fraction of the electricity and computing power of conventional computers.
Date: 08/18/2011
Type: News
A report released showed that IT companies are lagging in energy efficiency, an area that can greatly benefit them.
Date: 02/09/2009
Type: Blog
Alcatel Lucent's Bell Labs launches an initiative to reduce emissions from the information and communications technology sector by a factor of 1,000.
Date: 01/11/2010
Type: News
Institute faculty member Umesh Mishra.
Institute faculty member Umesh Mishra's start-up company, Transphorm, has come up with a set of chips that could substantially curb power consumption in computers, electric cars, motors and other appliances.
Date: 02/23/2011
Type: Article
Intel announced its new portfolio of datacenter products and technologies for cloud service providers looking to drive greater efficiency and flexibility into their infrastructure to support future demands for new services and innovation.
Date: 09/06/2013
Type: Article
Technology Review clean web image
The energy problem is humanity's greatest challenge. Here's how information technology can provide some answers.
Date: 04/02/2012
Type: Article
data center
There’s a divide within data centers today between the people who manage data center cooling, power and security systems, and the IT folks that buy and run the servers, but the efficiencies of IT have a lot to offer the future of greener data centers.
Date: 02/22/2011
Type: Blog
The Federal Regulatory Energy Commission has granted Google Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of the search giant, to behave like a utility.
Date: 02/19/2010
Type: News
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
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

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