SleepServer: A Software-Only Approach for Reducing the Energy Consumption of PCs within Enterprise Environments

  title={SleepServer: A Software-Only Approach for Reducing the Energy Consumption of PCs within Enterprise Environments},
  author={Yuvraj Agarwal and Stefan Savage and Rajesh Gupta},
  booktitle={USENIX Annual Technical Conference},
Desktop computers are an attractive focus for energy savings as they are both a substantial component of enterprise energy consumption and are frequently unused or otherwise idle. Indeed, past studies have shown large power savings if such machines could simply be powered down when not in use. Unfortunately, while contemporary hardware supports low power “sleep” modes of operation, their use in desktop PCs has been curtailed by application expectations of “always on” network connectivity. In… CONTINUE READING
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