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Real Time Application Energy Monitoring Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234947D
Publication Date: 2014-Feb-18

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Dr G Subrahmanya VRK Rao: INVENTOR [+5]

Abstract

The present innovation is aimed at making the present computer systems more energy efficient. Further, the present innovation also assists in writing energy efficient code for computer programs, more specifically java code. The innovation comprises of performance engineering tool that will provide a measure of power consumed by monitoring the % CPU used for a given computer system. The present innovation also includes G-studio tool which is an energy profiling tool for Java platform. The G-Studio measure energy consumed by Java code. The G-Studio uses performance engineering tool to measure power consumption of java code.

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Real Time Application Energy Monitoring Tool

Dr G Subrahmanya VRK Rao, Arun Muthuraj V, Ramesh S, Swaminathan S and Karthik S - Global Technology Office, Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation

Abstract

The present innovation is aimed at making the present computer systems more energy efficient. Further, the present innovation also assists in writing energy efficient code for computer programs, more specifically java code. The innovation comprises of performance engineering tool that will provide a measure of power consumed by monitoring the % CPU used for a given computer system. The present innovation also includes G-studio tool which is an energy profiling tool for Java platform. The G-Studio measure energy consumed by Java code. The G-Studio uses performance engineering tool to measure power consumption of java code.

Background

Green computing is the environmentally responsible use of computers and related resources. Such practices include the implementation of energy-efficient central processing units (CPUs), servers and peripherals as well as reduced resource consumption and proper disposal of electronic waste (e- waste).Growing demand for environment friendly conditions and shortage of power have forced enterprises to look out for technologies and strategies which will enable them to function efficiently using lesser power. The omnipresent nature of IT has made a compelling case for enterprises to look into altering their datacenter designs and other networks in such a way that they consume lesser energy.

One of the earliest initiatives toward green computing in the United States was the voluntary labeling program known as Energy Star. It was conceived by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1992 to promote energy efficiency in hardware of all kinds. The Energy Star label became a common sight, especially in notebook computers and displays. Similar programs have been adopted in Europe and Asia. Government regulation, however well-intentioned, is only part of an overall green computing


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philosophy. The work habits of computer users and businesses can be modified to minimize adverse impact on the global environment. Here are some steps that can be taken:

Power-down the CPU and all peripherals during extended periods of inactivity.
Try to do computer-related tasks during contiguous, intensive blocks of time, leaving hardware

  off at other times.
Power-up and power-down energy-intensive peripherals such as laser printers according to

  need.
Use liquid-crystal-display (LCD) monitors rather than cathode-ray-tube (CRT) monitors.
Use notebook computers rather than desktop computers whenever possible.
Use the power-management features to turn off hard drives and displays after several minutes

  of inactivity.
Minimize the use of paper and properly recycle waste paper.
Dispose of e-waste according to federal, state and local regulations.
Employ alternative energy sources...