The ICT-Energy perspective

It is a known fact that the amount of power dissipated into heat during computation is becoming the main limitation toward the realization of new and more powerful computers. The discussion on the development of high performance computing initiative identified the reduction of energy dissipated as one of the two strategic challenges for the future in the field.

ENTRA: Better software cuts computer energy use

An EU research project is developing tools to help software engineers create energy-efficient code, which could reduce electricity consumption at data centres by up to 50% and improve battery life in smart devices. As the demand for computing power increases exponentially, software applications will need to be designed in an energy-efficient way to allow smaller batteries to be charged less frequently.

NiPS Lab at HiPEAC 2015 Conference

Francesco Orfei from NiPS Lab, University of Perugia, will participate to the HiPEAC 2015 Conference to be held in Amsterdam from Jan. 19th Jan. 21st, 2015.

The HiPEAC conference is the premier European forum for experts in computer architecture, programming models, compilers and operating systems for embedded and general-purpose systems.

More information about this conference can be found here:

James Pallister won the NMI's Young Engineer of the Year Award

James Pallister, a Ph.D. student from the University of Bristol, has been awarded with the "Young Engineer of the Year" award 2014 by the National Microelectronics Institute (NMI), the UK electronics industry association.

James Pallister, from the Department of Computer Science, won the award following his work on energy-efficient computing.  His groundbreaking research has found a way to reduce the power consumed by computers by as much as 65 per cent, while improving their performance at the same time and without having to physically modify them.