March 3, 2008: Novell Joins Climate Savers Computing InitiativeSM
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Novell Joins Climate Savers Computing InitiativeSM
CEBIT – HANNOVER, Germany, March 3, 2008 – The Climate Savers Computing Initiative today announced Novell has joined its ranks. The Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing computer power consumption by 50 percent by 2010. Together, Novell and the other industry-leading members of the Initiative will work to increase the adoption of energy-efficient PCs and servers, and increase awareness and use of computer power management.
In a typical desktop PC, nearly half the power coming from the outlet never reaches the processor, memory, disks or any other computing components. The wasted electricity is dispersed as heat and increases the cost of powering a computer, as well as the emission of greenhouse gases. In offices, homes and data centers, the added heat from inefficient computers can increase the demand on air conditioners and cooling systems, making the computing equipment even more expensive to run. Servers are more efficient than desktops, but still typically waste 30 to 40 percent of the input power.
More than 175 companies and organizations have joined the Climate Savers Computing Initiative since it launched in June 2007, and thousands of individuals have pledged their support. The Initiative is led by a Board of Directors made up of representatives from nine companies: Dell, EDS, Google, HP, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Pacific Gas & Electric and World Wildlife Fund. Sponsors include AMD, Delta Electronics, eBay, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Lite-On, Marvell Semiconductor, NEC, Sun and Supermicro.
For more information about the Initiative and to pledge your support, visit /wordpress/.
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