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Excess Research Project Develops New Tools for Computer Energy Effiency

The Excess Research Project sponsored by EU at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden is beginning to implement software and hardware tools to increase computers' energy efficiency. The tested and well performing framework already allows large data packages to be fifty times more energy efficient than a high energy PC computer. Using both an embedded processor as well as a software toolbox, Excess is able to aid the entirety of the embedded platform. Computer energy efficiency is important for the environment and to keep up with high internet usage trends. Completed on August 31, 2016, this three year project sought to tackle technology energy consumption, which has been a problem for both elementary and advanced systems. The task itself boiled down to fixing the whole system approach and integrated parts of an entire system. Now, energy efficient choices can be made by the user earlier on instead of as a second thought.

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