A New And Improved Moore's Law: Computing Requires Half As Much Energy Every 18 Months

Monday, September 12, 2011 21:07
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A New And Improved Moore's Law: Computing Requires Half As Much Energy Every 18 Months

"The idea is that at a fixed computing load, the amount of battery you need will fall by a factor of two every year and a half," says Jonathan Koomey, consulting professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University and lead author of the study.

 

Koomey says more mobile computing and sensing applications are becoming possible as energy efficiency continues its steady improvement.

 

This story from Technology Review won't help you win new business, unless you have the good fortune of impressing a potential client with your knowledge of the tech industry at a cocktail party.

 

 

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