Why is my computer heating up so much?

In Europe, the Coordination Action (CA) “ICT-Energy” (involving 10 European partners) developed a significant activity in the broad field of ICT energy efficiency. The foundation of this action is the recognition that two apparently unrelated problems (to lower energy consumption in ICT and to improve energy harvesting technologies for powering autonomous devices) are indeed rooted into the very same scientific background: energy transformation processes at micro and nanoscales. For this reason the activity has been initially aimed at bringing together the existing “Toward Zero-Power ICT” community organized within the ZEROPOWER CA and the novel “MINECC” (Minimising energy consumption of computing to the limit) community, funded under FET Proactive.

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