A Dynamic Disk Spin-Down Technique for Mobile Computing

  title={A Dynamic Disk Spin-Down Technique for Mobile Computing},
  author={David P. Helmbold and Darrell D. E. Long and Bruce Sherrod},
We address the problem of deciding when to spin down the disk of a mobile computer in order to extend battery life. Since one of the most critical resources in mobile computing environments is battery life, good energy conservation methods can dramatically increase the utility of mobile systems. We use a simple and efficient algorithm based on machine learning techniques that has excellent performance in practice. Our experimental results are based on traces collected from HP C2474s disks… CONTINUE READING
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