Saving power is a major focus for a variety of research and development teams all around the world for multiple reasons. Cutting power usage is important because it not only will save people money but a significant reduction in power needs will also help the environment in the long run. Fortunately this week a research team at the University of Washington showcased a new project that will supposedly reduce power consumption drastically on all computerized devices in the future.
The system is called EnerJ and unlike current computerization projects EnerJ will be reducing power consumption by not always supplying a constant stream of power to non crucial computation sectors of a computer. In short the system will save power simply by reducing the amount of power being used whenever possible.
This is great news for environmental agencies as power consumption is currently increasing rapidly as computers expand and are used more and more frequently. Computers make up for a large percentage of power usage and this system will theoretically be able to reduce their power usage by as much as 90% once the development as done.
For now the system is only in initial testing and development stages but analysts are happy to report that it has already been proven that the EnerJ system does in fact reduce power consumption. Sometime in the next decade it is entirely possible that all computers will use the EnerJ system to reduce power consumption and help the environment.