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Intel strategy shifts to low power

Posted in cpu, green-it-strategy, intel, low-power on May 17th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

for the desktop and mobile processor market according to CEO Paul Otellini.  …

…   “We are [moving] our center [power] point for all our [laptop and mainstream desktop designs] from the 30-40 watts to approximately 15.”   …

Via TG Daily: Intel power strategy.

CPU energy efficiency focus area for Microsoft

Posted in cpu, cpu-core, low-power, microsoft on February 7th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft data center strategy requires more efficient CPUs.  …

…   “The energy efficiency of small, low powered chips has become a hot topic at Microsoft … “   …

via eMoney: Microsoft Corp targets Sixteen Core CPU.

AMD Bulldozer Boosts CPU Energy Efficiency

Posted in amd-advanced-micro-devices, bulldozer, cpu, energy-efficiency on September 7th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

AMD plans high-performance and power efficiency in its Bulldozer module.  …

… “Bulldozer, which is being built with 32-nanometer manufacturing, also promises better energy efficiency. ” …

Via eWeek: AMD Bulldozer Processor.
  
Bulldozer Processor Architecture.

Bulldozer details from AMD, John Fruehe.

Efficiency in Bulldozer’s Design.

Motherboard GPU manages energy efficiency

Posted in cpu, energy-efficient, gpu, green-power, motherboard on June 11th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Biostar integrates energy efficiency enablers into its motherboards.  …

…   “BIOSTAR G.P.U (Green Power Utility) is a new function for BIOSTAR Motherboards, it will enhance energy efficiency by disabling extra phases while CPU on light loading. “   …

Via Biostar: Configuration.

Workload modeling software drives CPU energy efficiency

Posted in availability, computer-equipment, cpu, energy-efficiency, granola, performance, software on May 6th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Software offers opportunity to optimize processing to save energy. …

… “The idea here is that in the lower state your the CPU consumes less energy, thus making your computer more efficient. This system optimization is automatic and reportedly does not compromise performance or availability.” …

Via EarthTechling: Granola App

Lenovo Green Laptop Line

Posted in cpu, energy-efficiency, energy-star-5, epeat-gold, laptop, lenovo, thinkpad on April 21st, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Here is Lenovo’s take on sustainable laptops. …

… “L series laptops also are ranked EPEAT Gold, meet Energy Star 5.0 standards for efficiency, and boast 40% more energy efficiency than previous ThinkPads. ” …

Via Fast Company: Lenovo L Series

Lenovo L Series Latop Energy Efficiency

Intelligent Energy CPU Techniques

Posted in clock-speeds, cpu, innovation, intelligent-energy, pc, server-efficiency, servers on April 12th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Server technology innovation includes advances in energy efficiency. …

… “Intelligent Energy: An energy efficiency technology that enables increasing or decreasing of the processor clock speeds on the basis of system usage or thermal conditions, either on a single server or across pools of servers … ” …

Via CIOL: Server Innovation

Intel Xeon 7500 Server CPU

Posted in cpu, data-center, intel, roi, server-consolidation, servers, xeon on March 31st, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel’s new CPU offers reduction in energy use and ability to consolidate data center capacity footprint. …

… “With three times better performance than Intel’s 7400 series, a single box with Xeon 7500 processors could consolidate up to 20 older servers, slashing energy costs and advancing ROI. ” …

Via Sci-Tech Today: Intel Xeon Game-Changer

Intel Xeon processor

IBM Power7 Energy Efficiency Improvements

Posted in cpu, energy-efficiency, ibm, optimization, performance, power7, processor on February 17th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM POWER7 Systems have been optimized for workloads and improved energy efficiencies. …

… “IBM Power 770, a modular enterprise system with up to 64 POWER7 cores, featuring higher performance per core than POWER6 processors (2) and using up to 70 percent less energy for the same number of cores as the IBM Power 570. IBM Power 755, a high-performance computing cluster node with 32 POWER7 cores, Energy Star qualified for energy efficiency, and optimized for the most challenging analytic workloads. ” …

Via IBM: http://bit.ly/aU5qo6

Component Level Power Savings

Posted in cpu, data-center, power-savings, processor on October 23rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Transition to lower power CPUs and minimize fast disk storage to begin the cascading process for power savings in the data center. …

… “His advice is to look for power savings at the component level and then follow the energy upstream. The biggest savings come from lower-power processors. ” …

Via Processor: Data Center Budgeting

PalmPre CPU Energy Efficiency

Posted in battery, cpu, energy-efficiency, netbook, palm-pre, pc, phone-cpu on July 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Netbook uses same CPU as the Palm Pre phone to achieve strong energy efficiency performance. …

… “Energy efficiency is one of the benefits of the system, as the two-cell battery is apparently good for up to 8 hours, with a minimum of 4.5 hours. ” …

Via Electronista: Pegatron netbook

AMD Six-Core Energy Efficiency

Posted in amd-advanced-micro-devices, cpu, cpu-core, power-envelope, processor, six-core-cpu on July 20th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

AMD offers six-core processors that push the envelope on energy efficiency benchmarks. The company will offer CPUs later this year, that exclusively optimize power consumption. …

AMD 6 core CPU

… “The new Six-Core AMD Opteron HE processor offers up to 18 percent lower platform-level power consumption over the standard wattage version. (AMD Opteron™ processor Model 2425 [SPECpower_ssj 2008 1228 overall ssj_ops/watt, 419,277 ssj_ops, & 221W @ 100% target load] compared to AMD Opteron processor Model 2435 [SPECpower_ssj 2008 1228 overall ssj_ops/watt, 487,764 ssj_ops & 270W @ 100% target load]). It also delivers up to 18 percent better performance-per-watt compared to the quad-core version. ” …

Via Advanced Micro Devices: Six-Cores in a Consistent Power Envelope