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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
Institute for Energy Efficiency faculty member and Eucalyptus Systems CTO Rich Wolski to speak at upcoming GovIT Expo in Washington D.C.
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: News
computer clunker
Popular Science commentary on the Cash for Clunkers program suggest a Cash for Tech Clunkers program.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
Huge savings are possible by installing grid software that can reroute internet data searches to data centers where electricity is the cheapest.
Date: 08/17/2009
Type: News
Not only does cloud computing use less energy to do the same amount of processing than traditional distributed computing, but more broadly it allows businesses to run more efficiently.
Date: 08/04/2009
Type: Blog
Much software is coded with unnecessary steps, wasting energy. To transform to a green code, programmers have to start thinking about the real world energy consequences of their virtual actions.
Date: 07/16/2009
Type: Blog
By storing data with a third party via a cloud computing network, companies can reduce their emissions since most cloud network data centers are optimized for maximum efficiency.
Date: 07/15/2009
Type: News
The EPA has released more Energy Star specifications to help consumers better identify energy efficient products when purchasing.
Date: 06/30/2009
Type: News
Two companies are working together to integrate smart meters, communications gear, networking and software so utilities could power down home systems by remote control, or they can let the homeowner decide which devices will shut down when the utility asks for it.
Date: 06/24/2009
Type: News
Due to the unpredictability of the internet, some aspects are over engineered, making it necessary to continually reevaluate processes and energy use.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video

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