Power savings via software

This press release is particularly fluffy, but whatever the reality of this very vaguely defined algorithmic development the basic message is correct

to validate nine terabytes of data (nine million million or a number with 12 zeros) in less than 20 minutes, without compromising accuracy.  Ordinarily, using the same system, this would take more than a day. Additionally, the process used just one percent of the energy that would typically be required.

The way to reduce power use in data centers is to improve the ratio of  (useful clock cycles)/(overhead + idle clock cycles) and to optimize I/O.

But this requires a 100% change in the way that software is designed from the current method.

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