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Consolidating pictures, videos, emails and documents on remote servers saves more energy than keeping them on personal computers
Date: 06/12/2013
Type: Article
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
Clouds
According to a new report by Pike Research, the rapid growth of cloud computing could reduce energy usage in the global information technology industry by 38 percent by 2020.
Date: 12/07/2010
Type: News, Report
A new study released today from Climate Savers Computing Initiative highlights the need for efficiency improvements in commercial and home networking technologies.
Date: 07/27/2010
Type: News, Report
Associate Professor Chandra Krintz discusses the opportunities and challenges with the emerging field of cloud computing.
Date: 11/18/2009
Type: Video
An ARM microprocessor made by Marvell.
In an effort to reduce the cost of cooling microprocessor chips, data centers are looking to low-power chips used in cell phones and other mobile devices. These chips can generate energy savings, but they also have less processing power, so they may only be used in specific systems or applications.
Date: 11/18/2010
Type: Article
Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute studied how to make the semiconductor germanium emit laser light. This could be the basis for new computer chips in which information will be transferred partially in the form of light. This technology can improve the performance of our electronics.
Date: 09/10/2012
Type: Article
Alcatel-Lucent’s research arm, Bell Labs, the University of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government are partnering to establish a research centre in Melbourne, Australia that will be devoted to innovation in energy efficient networks and technologies.
Date: 04/28/2010
Type: News
AVOB's energy monitor.
French startup AVOB says it can achieve a 20 percent increase in the efficiency of networked PCs by ramping down processor speed and voltage while a computer is working, all without sacrificing functionality.
Date: 09/27/2010
Type: Article
Revolutionary material allows electrons to travel on its surface with no loss of energy, drastically improving computer chip efficiency and possibly replacing common silicon semiconductors.
Date: 01/20/2010
Type: News

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