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Title: A primer on the energy efficiency of computing

Abstract

The efficiency of computing at peak output has increased rapidly since the dawn of the computer age. This paper summarizes some of the key factors affecting the efficiency of computing in all usage modes. While there is still great potential for improving the efficiency of computing devices, we will need to alter how we do computing in the next few decades because we are finally approaching the limits of current technologies.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Research Fellow, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22391280
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1652; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 3. Conference on the Physics of Sustainable Energy: Using Energy Efficiently and Producing It Renewably, Berkeley, CA (United States), 8-9 Mar 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; COMPUTER CALCULATIONS; COMPUTER NETWORKS; COMPUTERS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Citation Formats

Koomey, Jonathan G. A primer on the energy efficiency of computing. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4916171.
Koomey, Jonathan G. A primer on the energy efficiency of computing. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4916171.
Koomey, Jonathan G. Mon . "A primer on the energy efficiency of computing". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4916171.
@article{osti_22391280,
title = {A primer on the energy efficiency of computing},
author = {Koomey, Jonathan G.},
abstractNote = {The efficiency of computing at peak output has increased rapidly since the dawn of the computer age. This paper summarizes some of the key factors affecting the efficiency of computing in all usage modes. While there is still great potential for improving the efficiency of computing devices, we will need to alter how we do computing in the next few decades because we are finally approaching the limits of current technologies.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4916171},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 1652,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Mar 30 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
month = {Mon Mar 30 00:00:00 EDT 2015}
}