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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
Google spends lots of money on electricity use in their data centers, so they invest heavily making their data centers more efficient.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Data Centers
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 globe image
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
Exascale Computing Lab at HP Labs Director, Norman Jouppi, speaks on decreasing energy use and increasing device flexibility through opportunities in integrated photonics.
Date: 01/27/2010
Type: Slides, Video
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
Researchers at Ohio State University have developed a plastic computer memory device based on the "spin" of electrons that could store more data in less space, process data faster, and consume less power.
Date: 08/09/2010
Type: Article
DOE seal
The Department of Energy has rolled out a program to donate billions of supercomputing hours to projects that are working on energy innovation, including a GE effort to design more energy-efficient propulsion systems.
Date: 12/01/2010
Type: News
Computing is becoming increasingly cheaper and more energy efficient. The electrical efficiency of computing has doubled every year and a half.
Date: 04/10/2012
Type: Article
Tags: computing
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

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