Energy Efficient Computing SIG – Thursday 18th July

Power consumption is a critical element of today’s computing devices:

  • Even the smartest smart phone or tablet stops working when the battery runs out of power!
  • The predicted limit of the fastest supercomputer is based on the total amount of power consumed rather than compute performance.
  • Most of the predicted 50Billion devices in the Internet of Things will not be connected to mains – so cannot send data if they run out of power.

The use of digital devices and systems – big or small, complex or simple – are already essential for the intelligence and automation that supports our daily lives…  and they all consume power.  In portable devices there is a constant balancing act between graphics, processing and battery life. The large computer systems that are required for data modeling and processing in today’s “Big Data” society are also a significant proportion of the electricity consumption of developed economies.

The power consumption of a device can set an upper bound on performance available – hence the need for more power efficient compute platforms.

The Energy Efficient Computing SIG (EEC SIG) was funded by the Technology Strategy Board to provide a focus for innovations in this area of technology.  It brings together the communities of ICT KTB and ESP KTN.  One particular perceived challenge was that reductions in power consumption in hardware alone were no longer sufficient to achieve the required performance.  It was essential to gain a better understanding of the problem and then address the solutions as a systems problem – requiring the combined skills of software, hardware and systems design.

This meeting will present some of the work undertaken in the first year of operation of the SIG and a wide range of presentations that cover current and future work being undertaken in industry and research organisations.  It will also cover future support and funding schemes from both the Technology Strategy Board and the EU.

Anyone working with compute platforms will find something of interest.  There will be an opportunity to network with other experts from the sector to share knowledge and seek collaborations.  Register now for this free event at the Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel.  For more information click here.

2013-07-15T10:36:51+00:00 15th July, 2013|Events, Latest Press|
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