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Energy efficient ICT: toward zero-power devices for a greener planet

T 010, 28/09/2010 (14:00-15:30)

The traditional definition of energy efficiency does not apply to processes at the nanoscale, such as the next generation of ICT devices.

Energy efficiency is usually defined as “the percentage of energy input to a device that is consumed in useful work and not wasted as useless heat”. However, this does not apply to the next generation of nanoscale ICT devices. The basic mechanism behind energy dissipation requires a new definition when non-equilibrium processes involving only a few degrees of freedom are considered. Thus, the goal of achieving highly efficient devices involves rethinking both energy and information dissipation. This session brings together European experts at the cutting-edge of developing efficient low-power ICT devices that harvest most of their energy from the environment, with a positive impact on the ICT carbon footprint for a greener and healthier planet.

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Coordinator: Luca GAMMAITONI (NiPS Laboratory - Universita' di Perugia, NiPS Laboratory - Physics Department, Italy)

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Luca GAMMAITONI, 21/09/2010 14:44

Ralph Stuebner from European Commission

DG Information Society & Media, ICT Future and Emerging Technologies, will present the FET Proactive Intiative: Minimising Energy Consumption of Computing to the Limit (MINECC) foreseen in the Call FP7-ICT-2011-8 during this session.


Laurent SCIBOZ, 24/09/2010 06:45

Looking forward to join and see future collaboration


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