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PC Power Management

Tall, Martin and Bjuväng, Niclas (2006)
Department of Informatics
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to explore the area surrounding computer energy
consumption. After reviewing general background on related fields we
measured energy consumption among different computers and monitors. Based
on the results we constructed a survey aimed at Swedish schools. Using a
quantitative approach we draw some conclusions, a majority of the respondents
lacked someone responsible of shutting down computers after hours; even more
lacked a tool to do so. With the help of our survey result we demonstrate how
organization could reduce energy waste and receive financial benefits, with a
minimal effort. To enhance the power management in an environment with
computer networks we introduced related techniques and describe how they... (More)
The purpose of this study is to explore the area surrounding computer energy
consumption. After reviewing general background on related fields we
measured energy consumption among different computers and monitors. Based
on the results we constructed a survey aimed at Swedish schools. Using a
quantitative approach we draw some conclusions, a majority of the respondents
lacked someone responsible of shutting down computers after hours; even more
lacked a tool to do so. With the help of our survey result we demonstrate how
organization could reduce energy waste and receive financial benefits, with a
minimal effort. To enhance the power management in an environment with
computer networks we introduced related techniques and describe how they
operate. We then suggest a centralized solution based on open source. Our
intention is to provide references and discuss several of the open source
implementations that freely exist. (Less)
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author
Tall, Martin and Bjuväng, Niclas
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
power management, energy consumption, energy star, TCO development, APM, ACPI, network power managment, Informatics, systems theory, Informatik, systemteori
language
English
id
1336368
date added to LUP
2006-06-28
date last changed
2010-08-03 10:49:20
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study is to explore the area surrounding computer energy
consumption. After reviewing general background on related fields we
measured energy consumption among different computers and monitors. Based
on the results we constructed a survey aimed at Swedish schools. Using a
quantitative approach we draw some conclusions, a majority of the respondents
lacked someone responsible of shutting down computers after hours; even more
lacked a tool to do so. With the help of our survey result we demonstrate how
organization could reduce energy waste and receive financial benefits, with a
minimal effort. To enhance the power management in an environment with
computer networks we introduced related techniques and describe how they
operate. We then suggest a centralized solution based on open source. Our
intention is to provide references and discuss several of the open source
implementations that freely exist.},
  author       = {Tall, Martin and Bjuväng, Niclas},
  keyword      = {power management,energy consumption,energy star,TCO development,APM,ACPI,network power managment,Informatics, systems theory,Informatik, systemteori},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {PC Power Management},
  year         = {2006},
}