green computing

Power savings via software

March 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

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 [...]

The Amory Lovins bottleneck

February 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Lovins observes that power inputs in many industrial processes go into a bottleneck that makes power conservation hard if you start at the wrong end.  The power goes into a [...]

Instructions per joule – a good start

February 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

… multi-GHz superscalar quad-core processors can execute approximately 100 million instructions per Joule, assuming all cores are active and avoid stalls or [...]

Green energy and smart devices

December 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

We’re starting to see a confluence between IT and energy that will change both industries. A windmill power data center is an interesting data point. At some time, [...]

Cleantech and history of software

September 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

I’m on my way to Linz, Austria to participate in a panel at  an event called Cleantech Venture Forum. We’ve spent a lot of the last two years looking at ways [...]