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UltraSoC wins TSB funding for energy efficiency project

Essex University spin-out, UltraSoC Technologies has won funding under the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) Energy Efficient Computing competition. The company will receive £150,000 for a...

IBM breakthrough has potential to break through Moore’s Law

IBM has developed a liquid transistor which could someday allow for very energy-efficient computing. The discovery has the potential to break through the barriers imposed by current silicon...

Google works to make its cloud 20 percent more efficient

Google has been working with computer scientists at the University of California, in San Diego, on a novel approach to allow the infrastructure powering cloud computing to run up to 20 percent...

New record set in speed AND power efficiency by U.S. supercomputer

Researchers working on a U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) funded program have found a way to transmit massive amounts of data with unprecedented low-power consumption. ...

Is the UK running low on power?

Ubiquitous computing, the Internet of things, the importance of sustainability and increasing mobility are all good reasons for companies to focus on energy efficient systems. But, would it be...

Fresh government funding for low energy computing and internet of things

The government has pledged to increase funding for innovative businesses by up to £60 million, with investment in fields such as energy efficient computing and the internet of things. ...

Liquid, not air, will cool next generation data servers

New research from the University of Leeds shows how a non-flamable liquid can cool computer servers, while cutting energy consumption by between 80% and 97%. The University worked with...

Homing in on high performance and energy efficiency at the Hartree Centre

Opened at the beginning of last month by the UK’s Chancellor, George Osborne, the Hartree Centre is locate on the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) site in the North...

Swallowable computers? This tiny chip can lead the way

Chipmaker Freescale Semiconductor has created the world’s smallest ARM-powered chip, unveiled last week and designed for difficult applications such as swallowable computing.  ...

Top ten energy efficient computers

Top Ten USA has turned its attention to energy efficient laptop computers, with the the Lenovo ThinkPad T430s, topping the list. The survey has found that the winning device uses only 7.4...

Will wearable devices spur the development of power efficient technologies?

“Evidence is growing that this is the Next Big Thing in consumer tech.” The Verge Poor battery life and a lack of comprehensive support in iOS have meant major limitations...

A nanoscale chip for the 'Internet of Things'

Academics at Columbia University have developed a nanoscale chip that requires so little energy in transmitting wireless signals that the batteries may never need to be replaced. The chip will...

Low power location services with cloud-based GPS

GPS technology that gets around high power requirements by offloading processing to the cloud is being developed by Microsoft Research. For the Internet of Things, the new technology has...

Big data and energy efficient computing: where will the money go?

At the end of last month, in a speech at the UK Policy Exchange, Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, described how the £600m provision for science, contained in the...

£30 million to lead global computing technology

  A major new £30 million government investment was announced , 1 February 2013, by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt. Hon George Osborne, as he visited the Science and...

Facebook gets ready for the slimmed down, ultra customisable, “wimpy core”

Facebook is keen to be lean. To this end, the company has been running experiments to prepare for the dawning of a new server age - one where “wimpy cores,” chips initially developed...

The battery that’s also a Bluetooth device

A Californian company is seeking to revolutionise the humble battery by embedding Bluetooth, to make "the world's first app-enabled smart battery."  Tetherboard...

KTP puts smart battery manufacturer on full charge

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Aston University, has l ed to a prestigious manufacturing excellence award for Accutronics Ltd., which develops and manufactures “smart”...

ITU Green ICT Application Challenge

The UN’s telecommunications agency, ITU, and Telefónica have launched a Green ICT Application Challenge, to find innovative approaches and applications addressing global...

IBM links EV charging networks across Europe

Spearheaded by IBM, a new initiative, enabling easier network links between utility companies, will make electric vehicle (EV) charging as easy as filling up with petrol. Drivers will be...
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