Internet routing to become energy aware

Posted on Sunday, Aug 23 2009 @ 00:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Technology Review reports new Internet-routing algorithms will take electricity price fluctuations into account to save money. A study from MIT researchers and networking company Akamai reveals Internet giants like Google, Microsoft and Amazon could save millions of dollars each year with this technology. More info over here.
Modern datacenters gobble up huge amounts of electricity and usage is increasing at a rapid pace. Energy consumption has accelerated as applications move from desktop computers to the Internet and as information gets transferred from ordinary computers to distributed "cloud" computing services. For the world's biggest information-technology firms, this means spending upwards of $30 million on electricity every year, by modest estimates..

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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