devices

Telecommunication devices embrace energy efficiency technologies

Posted in chip-design, communications, devices, energy-efficient, power-consumption, power-scaling, processor, scalability, telecommunications on March 12th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Communication device design will boost performance and scalability while integrating more energy efficient technologies as the next generation is commercialized. …

… “recent DSP releases claimed to be up to four times more power-efficient than general-purpose DSPs. To minimize power consumption they use features like power scaling to automatically scale speed and voltage for various units within the processor. ” …

Via Chip Design: Low-Power Engineering

Intel Develops Lower Power Chips for Mobile

Posted in architecture, chip-design, devices, improvement, intel, mobile-device, platform, power-efficiency, ultra-low-power on September 23rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel discusses their processor technology roadmap for mobile computing. Each successor platform improves upon the power efficiency of the previous generation. …

… “Citing a combination of architectural, design and process enhancements, Perlmutter detailed progress with Intel’s Moorestown platform, scheduled for 2010 and targeting MIDs and smartphones. He discussed some of the innovative techniques that Intel is implementing, such as Distributed Power Gating, for improved performance and major reductions in power and thermal envelope.

These technologies help to achieve up to a 50x improvement in platform idle power reduction compared to Intel’s first generation Menlow platform. The reductions are enabling Intel to establish new thresholds in ultra low power while making it possible to run the full Internet and media-rich applications in handheld devices.

Perlmutter also touched on Intel’s third generation ultra-low power platform, codenamed Medfield. Expected in 2011, Medfield will be a single-chip 32nm system-on-chip (SoC) design that will enable a much smaller form factor and lower power designs than Moorestown, helping extend Intel squarely into smartphone segments. ” …

Via Intel: Mobile Computing Experience

Data Center Energy Information Integration

Posted in cost-effective, dashboard, data-center, devices, energy-information, energy-waste, intelligent-dashboard, it-management, pue, reduce-costs, sentilla on June 18th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sentilla data center energy-management software integrates energy information from multiple infrastructure vendors to enable a detailed view of equipment level performance. …

Data center energy monitoring at the device level

… “With the consolidated energy information, IT managers can set a baseline and establish power usage effectiveness (PUE), the first step in creating an energy reduction strategy in the data center. By integrating third-party device support, the solution is the first of its kind to feature a fully aggregated dashboard which IT managers can utilize to identify energy waste and reduce facility overhead costs. ” …

Via Sentilla: Integrate Third-Party Devices

Dell e-Waste Commitment

Posted in basel-convention, dell, devices, e-waste, electronic-waste, lifecycle, recycle on May 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell commits to improvements in its electronic waste supply chain and bans for movement of e-waste to emerging countries. …

… “By expanding its definition of electronic waste to include all non-working parts or devices, irrespective of material composition, Dell aims to help prevent the unauthorized dumping of electronic waste in developing countries by requiring that equipment be tested and certified as working prior to export. ” …

Via Dell: e-Waste Policy Improvement

Collaboration on Technology Energy Savings

Posted in academia-univ-michigan, collaboration, computer-equipment, devices, energy-efficiency, energy-savings, enterprise-architecture, green-computing, printing, procurement, purchasing, savings, server-consolidation on November 30th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

University of Michigan teams collaborate to identify opportunities to save energy across the computing architecture, from servers to personal devices. …

… “Teams of more than 90 U-M students, faculty and staff members are working to purchase more energy-efficient computers and other technological devices, reduce the number of server rooms on campus and get everyone to turn off computers and printers when they are not using them and print only necessary documents. ” …

Via Detroit Free Press: Green computing