Friday, February 02, 2007

Pinching power everywhere


The researchers over at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are feeling their Wheaties. Turns out the Energy Efficient Ethernet project they helped kick off at the IEEE is just the tip of the iceburg. These folks ideas for new energy-saving specs for everything from network gear to TVs and set-top boxes.

They are also talking about a concept for letting PCs go into a deep sleep state while network gear maintains their presence on the net. And, they even want to get consumers in the act, suggesting tomorrow's remotes might add a sleep button to the ubiquitous on/off control.

What are these ideas and can they pull them off? Check back Monday afternoon for more details. Meanwhile to get a better sense of their thinking, check out spome of the papers they have published on the topic.

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