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The Net’s Going Green: Multipronged Approach Might Save Costs, Energy — and the Climate
January/February 2008 (vol. 12 no. 1)
pp. 7-9
Greg Goth, Freelance technology writer
Researchers and engineers at some of the computer industry’s most powerful companies are beginning a massive push to make the entire Internet efficient, from the backbone to the BlackBerry. Some of the work has been going on for years whereas other consortia-led efforts, such as the Climate Savers Computing Initiative (www.climatesaverscomputing.org) and the Green Grid (www.thegreengrid.org), are still in their infancy, having been recently formed. However, each is extremely earnest about accomplishing the task of squeezing the most efficiency possible out of its selected piece of the network puzzle. The next step is to define the technical and cultural best practices and communications channels so everyone from motherboard designers to grandmothers who use the Internet for nothing but email can easily find out what they need to know quickly.
Index Terms:
green computing, Internet efficiency, autonegation
Citation:
Greg Goth, "The Net’s Going Green: Multipronged Approach Might Save Costs, Energy — and the Climate," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 7-9, Jan.-Feb. 2008, doi:10.1109/MIC.2008.22
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