Enabling an Energy-Efficient Future Internet Through Selectively
Connected End Systems
Mark Allman (ICSI), Ken Christensen (Univ. of
South Florida), Bruce Nordman (LBNL), and Vern Paxson (ICSI and LBNL)
Isn’t it the ignorance of the users is the most
important reason why machines are on and waisting power?
There is a lot of work done on
power savings in hardware level, e.g., 802.11 power management for
power savings. We need to make sure that software features take use of
that hardware functionality.
A point for future work: is the
additional complexity of applications going to impact the energy
savings? Trade offs needs to be weighted.
It might be easier to change system administrators
than software :)
Mobile computing had very similar
research problems... Is there anything new in the case of connected
networks? There is a difference between mobile and connected. Connected
networks might choose to make themselves disconnected, whereas in
mobile domain disconnection is often imposed on a device.
Even if host decides to be ‘disconnected’ it is
still using power-supply (~40W or so).