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SMARTer2020: Making the future sustainable via ICT

A new Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) report, SMARTer2020 , demonstrates how the increased use of ICT, in areas such as video conferencing and smart building management, could cut...

TSB awards £5m to projects addressing cloud challenges

Thirteen business led R&D projects, focussed on challenges hindering the adoption of cloud computing, were awarded a total of £5m by  the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) last...

ESP are recruiting!

ESP are recruiting again! We are looking for a number of Technology Translators, as well as someone to fill an IT Support and Technology Translator role.   Full details can be...

Ireland’s weather serves data centres well

The dank, damp, cold Irish climate may not be to everyones taste but computer multimationals are finding that it helps with the cost of cooling their giant processor farms by making them...

€65m Intelligent Energy Europe call launched

The EU has launched a €65m call for projects eligible for support under the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Programme, which aims to foster energy efficiency and promote the uptake of...

Energy efficient computing targeted for investment in chancellor’s Autumn Statement

The UK government has put energy efficient computing at the forefront of its plans for investment in science; chancellor George Osborne last week announced that £600m in extra investment...

Graphene/nanotube hybrid could redefine energy storage

A new material developed by researchers at Rice University, in Texas, consists of forests of carbon naotubes grown on sheets of graphene. The combination of these two cutting edge technologies...

An energy efficient industrial Internet

Enabling Internet-connected machines to communicate and operate automatically can bring substantial efficiency gains, according to a report by General Electric (GE) published last month.  ...

How the UK Agricultural Industry Works and Opportunities for Technology Companies - Webinar 17th Dec

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) Sustainable Agriculture and Food Innovation Platform (SAF-IP) will shortly be launching their new funding collaborative R&D call, for which business-led...

Reducing “application bloat”

In recent years steps have been taken to address the issue of  underused hardware. Companies such as 1E have also developed software to identify servers that are doing no useful work at...

What are the attributes of an energy efficient MCU?

Energy efficiency is increasingly being recognized as a key performance attribute of many systems, but for embedded designs, where designers need to take every step possible to limit energy...

UK Energy Efficiency Strategy aims for savings equivalent to 22 power stations by 2020

The Government’s wide-ranging energy efficiency strategy, published earlier this month, shows that cost effective investments in energy efficiency could save the UK 196TWh in 2020,...

Green or multicoloured, in embedded systems or apps, here’s why your business needs energy efficient computing: are you up for a £1.25m challenge?

It’s the widest reaching, longest, most flexible and one of the most lucrative competitions the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) has ever run. Energy efficient computing is needed by, and...

Graphic: A growing and power hungry internet

The Internet uses about 1.5% of global electricity or around 30 billion watts, equal to the amount of  30 nuclear power plants.... The electric bill would total $8.5 billion. The same...

Smart social energy?

“Can software change our energy habits?” This is the question Professor Nick Jennings's team at Southampton University, are asking, with students testing out smart energy...

Engineers will save the planet

Sir James Dyson is a fan of energy efficient computing, although he doesn’t use precisely that term. In the lead article for Wired magazine’s publication “The Wired World in...

Collaboration Opportunities

It may be that you've already found an excellent partner organisation with which you are planning to apply for up to £150k funding from the Technology Strategy Board's Energy...

Every Joule counts, 8th November, Swindon

This event will look at both how software enables energy-efficiency in electronics systems and how software can be written / compiled to be energy efficient. Embedded software is, direct...

IBM launches Smarter Energy Research Institute

IBM last week launched a Smarter Energy Research Institute to  accelerate innovation across the global energy and utilities market. The institute will also bring together predictive...

ARM launches most energy-efficient 64-bit processors yet

Chip designer ARM on Wednesday unveiled Cortex-A50, a new series of 64-bit microprocessors, combining high performance with energy efficiency and intended to drive the company into the server...
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Energy-Efficient parallelism: the goal of ADEPT

An EU funded programme which seeks to address one of the most talked about issues in the High...

Photonics breakthrough could allow faster, more efficient computing

A new technique that allows microprocessors to use light, instead of electrical wires, to...

Energy Efficient Software Tools Workshop

Date: Thursday, 16th January  2014, 09:00-17:00 Location: Room MVB G0.01,...