Networking Researchers Featured in New Scientist

October 26, 2011
Networking Group researcher Barath Raghavan and UC Berkeley postdoctoral fellow Justin Ma have found that the Internet and devices that access it are responsible for about 2 percent of the total energy used globally. The researchers estimated how much energy it takes to manufacture end systems, such as laptops and smart phones, as well as how much energy these devices use. They estimate that the Internet uses between 170 and 307 gigawatts of the 16 terawatts used globally. The findings, to be presented in November at HotNets 2011, suggest that research into energy efficiency should focus less on reducing the power used by networking and more on ways that networking can reduce other forms of energy use, for example, by replacing business travel with teleconferencing. Read more in the New Scientist >>

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