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University of California - San Diego

Yuvraj Agarwal, University of California -- San Diego

Caption: Personal computers in enterprise environments save energy and money by "sleep-working," thanks to new software called SleepServer created by Yuvraj Agarwal from the University of California, San Diego. Sleep-working enterprise PCs are accessible via remote connections and maintain their presence on voice over IP, instant messaging, and peer-to-peer networks even though the PCs are in low-power sleep mode. SleepServer can reduce energy consumption on enterprise PCs previously running 24/7 by an average of 60 percent, according to a new peer-reviewed study presented by UC San Diego computer scientists on June 24 at the 2010 USENIX Annual Technical Conference in Boston.

Credit: UC San Diego / Erik Jepsen

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