Among a number of very cool items on the subject of “Digital Transformation,” in his keynote today, Andrew A. Chien, Vice President, Corporate Technology Group, hosted an awesome demonstration showing a 30-35% system power consumption savings.
By synchronization system events at the hardware level–as opposed to allowing asynchronous calls for power–baseline system power consumption can be reduced dramatically. The demonstration showed that, under normal conditions, the system can’t really ever “go to sleep” resulting in a steady level of power consumption. If, however, system events are syncghronized the system only needs to wake up once in a while.
Very cool to see such dramatic power drops in practice and to hear that a 50% reductions are the goal for 2010.