Andrew Chien, Intel vice president of the Corporate Technology Group and director of Intel Research, talked about a new power-saving technology from Intel at the IDF in Shanghai:
Platform Power Management (PPM): Chien talked about two new techniques in research which are helping to improve energy efficiency in Intel-based platforms. Load adaptive power supply, jointly developed with Delta, expects to ship power supplies with 70-plus percent efficiency at minimum load. Another technique called platform power management (PPM) is a framework which will help bring about necessary improvements in energy efficiency across all our platforms. But just as importantly, it will help pave the way for advances in Tera-Scale, visual computing, and other compute intensive applications expected to redefine the way we interact with computers. These techniques are projected to reduce idle and active power consumption by approximately 10x in mobile, desktop and servers when coupled with more and more cores and capabilities.