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From Energy-Efficient Networking to ZEN (Editorial)

Ajmone Marsan, Marco (2011) From Energy-Efficient Networking to ZEN (Editorial). In: Principles of Distributed Systems (15th International Conference, OPODIS 2011, Toulouse, France, December 13-16, 2011. Proceedings). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7109 . Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 1-3. ISBN 978-3-642-25872-5

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Energy-efficiency has become a hot topic in networking research. Several large international research projects have been activated in recent years on this subject. Examples are GreenTouch [1], conceived at Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs, TREND, EARTH, ECONET, C2POWER, CHRON, STRONGEST, Fit4Green, COST IC 804 [2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9], all funded by the European Commission through its 7th Framework Programme, and many national research projects, such as COOL SILICON in Germany and EFFICIENT in Italy. In addition, most equipment manufacturers feature their own internal research projects on this topic, such as GREAT in Huawei. The objective of all these research efforts consists in the reduction of the energy consumption of data networks, but their targets vary, from the 20% saving in today’s networks quite realistically claimed by TREND, to the reduction by a factor 1000 in future networks somewhat optimistically foreseen by GreenTouch.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Rebeca De Miguel
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2013 09:38
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2013 10:42

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