efficiency

Student’s CPU Patent Could Save Your Mobile Battery’s Ass In The Future

Student’s CPU Patent Could Save Your Mobile Battery’s Ass In The Future

Sometimes your computer’s CPU uses a lot of electricity—like when you’re encoding an HD video, or playing a game. Sometimes it doesn’t use much, like when you’re writing a college essay on some dead guy or browsing Craigslist. Modern processors are able to down-shift when less power is needed—but it’s…

IBM’s New Processors Go Comatose

IBM’s New Processors Go Comatose

IBM’s adding a new lower-low-power option to future Power processors that’s one step beyond its current nap, sleep and heavy sleep options – the ability to put the processor into “deep sleep”. It’ll feel very refreshed in the morning.