processor

Calxeda EnergyCore ARM low power processor

Posted in arm, energy-efficiency, processor on November 4th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Calxeda delivers an energy-efficient ARM processor to the server on a chip market.  HP will integrate the processor into its low power server platforms.

…   “The EnergyCore ARM-based SoC launched today will power a completely new breed of servers.

Thanks to it’s mobile phone heritage and patent-pending innovations from Calxeda, the new processor consumes less than one tenth the power of today’s most energy efficient server processors and is ideal for workloads such as web serving, Big Data applications, scalable analytics such as Apache Hadoop, media streaming and mid-tier infrastructure such as caching and in-memory scalable databases.”   …

via Calxeda: EnergyCore processor.

Intel 32nm processors reduce power consumption

Posted in intel, power-consumption, processor, reduce-power-consumption on May 25th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

New Intel processors are smaller, higher performance, and less power hungry than their larger Core family products. …

… “Based on Intel’s 32 nanometer (nm) technology manufacturing, the processors are more than 32 percent smaller and deliver more than 32 percent better performance, all in a lightweight, sleek design. These new processors also reduce power consumption more than 15 percent, resulting in great battery life.” …

Via Intel: 2010 Intel Core Processor Family

Energy efficiency in embedded processors

Posted in applied-micro, embedded-processors, green-power, processor on May 16th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

AppliedMicro launches APM801xx, energy-efficient embedded processors in a small form factor, to enable consumer peripherals such as gateways, energy meters and Wi-Fi access points. …

… “The APM801xx family of SoCs takes a leadership position in smart energy applications by delivering high performance, rich networking capabilities, crypto acceleration, and cost effective peripheral integration in one package, said Martin Manniche, Chairman and CTO GreenWave Reality. ” …

Via Applied Micro: Smallest Form-Factor Power Architecture SoCs (PDF).

Intel LEED Gold Green Building

Posted in ashrae, building, certification, education, energy-consumption, green-data-center, green-design, green-power, intel, leed-certification, leed-gold, power-consumption, processor, reduce-power-consumption, sustainability, sustainable-design, xeon on April 22nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel Corp achieves LEED Gold at its Haifa, Israel Design Center 9, IDC 9, which will open in June. The building deploys multiple strategies for sustainability in its design and construction, including a Xeon processor-based data center that significantly reduces power consumption. …

… “Securing a Gold-level rating – one of the highest level LEED certifications – IDC 9 is the first building in Israel to receive this level of recognition for sustainable construction.

The sustainable design of IDC 9 results in a net 17 percent reduction in total building energy use as compared with ordinary buildings built, according to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 90.1-2007 standard.

IDC 9 is the marquee of Intel sites striving to meet international green building standards. ” …

Via Intel: Green Building Receives LEED Gold Cert

Intel Haifa Design Center is built with a sustainable design

Mode Nap Improve Processor Efficiency

Posted in energy-star-compliance, ibm, low-power, power-nap, power-saver-mode, power7, processor, reduce-power-consumption on April 3rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Power7 processor implements Modes to lower frequency and Nap to stop power consumption, driving processor efficiency specs. …IBM Power7

… “Power Saver Mode or Dynamic Power Saver Mode: These modes can halve processor frequency to reduce energy use, or modulate voltage and frequency to optimize processor and system energy use; Processor Core Nap: A low power mode in which the hardware stops processor core execution by locking most of the circuits inside the core in the absence of workload. ” …

Via IBM: POWER7 Systems First in Class to Meet ENERGY STAR

Intel Xeon processor enables data center server consolidation

Posted in datacenter, intel, processor, security, server-consolidation, servers, xeon on March 16th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel has introduced its Xeon Processor 5600 series, incorporating new security features such as Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions, AES-NI, and Trusted Execution Technology, TXT, for accelerated encryption and decryption. These processors are aimed at boosting data centers processing and power consumption performance. …

… “These are also the first server and workstation chips based on the groundbreaking, new Intel 32nm logic technology, which uses Intel’s second-generation high-k metal gate transistors to increase speed and decrease energy consumption. The Intel Xeon Processor 5600 series supports up to six cores per processor and delivers up to 60 percent greater performance than the 45nm Intel Xeon processor 5500 series. In addition, data centers can replace 15 single-core servers with a single new one, and achieve a return on their investment in as little as 5 months.Intel Xeon processor

Data centers will also benefit from the power efficiency of the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series. A two-socket server using the new low-voltage Intel Xeon processor L5640 can deliver the same performance as a server using the previous generation’s champion; the Intel Xeon processors X5570 series, but with up to 30 percent lower platform power. ” …

Via Intel: Secure Data Center Processor

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

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

AMD Processor Energy Efficiency

Posted in amd-advanced-micro-devices, efficiency, energy-efficiency, intel, microprocessors, pc, processor on February 3rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

AMD gains market share at Intel‘s expense, building on a foundation of energy efficient processors. ..

… “The processors were part of platforms that delivered improved graphics capabilities and energy efficiency. ” …

Via PCWorld: AMD Market Share

Intel Scalable Power Efficient Cloud Processor

Posted in electricity-consumption, energy-efficiency, intel, processor on December 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel Research demonstrates massive core processor that scales processing at low power consumption. …

… “Contains the most Intel Architecture (IA) computing engines integrated on a silicon CPU chip – 48 cores — while consuming only as much electricity as two standard household light bulbs. ” …

Via Intel: Future Chip

Intel multi-core chip

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

Power-efficient chip research

Posted in chip-design, ibm, power-efficiency, processor on September 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM explores the atomic level of processor design to discover power efficient techniques. …

… “helps open up exciting new possibilities for exploring electronic building blocks and devices at the ultimate atomic and molecular scale — devices that might be vastly smaller, faster and more energy-efficient than today’s processors and memory devices … ” …

Via Computerworld: Power-efficient chip research