--- Posted by Tony Gore, project Manager of FP7 Project EuroCloud
With the rise in mobility in computing e.g. smartphones, tablets etc, the amount of computing concentrated in remote systems such as datacentres is rapidly increasing. However, these datacentres are always on, 24/7, with standby power generators. The power consumption of these datacentres is more or less constant, whether they are working hard or idle.
In Europe, datacentre power consumption is equivalent to the entire consumption of a country the