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Issue No.04 - July/August (2009 vol.11)
pp: 28-37
Bruce Nordman , Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Ken Christensen , University of South Florida
ABSTRACT
PC energy use is a growing cost to enterprises, with most machines remaining fully powered on, even while idle, for most of the time. The Network Connectivity Proxy maintains network presence for PCs but lets them sleep while idle, thus saving energy and reducing total cost of ownership.
INDEX TERMS
Green computing, network connectivity proxy, enterprise PCs
CITATION
Bruce Nordman, Ken Christensen, "Greener PCs for the Enterprise", IT Professional, vol.11, no. 4, pp. 28-37, July/August 2009, doi:10.1109/MITP.2009.71
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