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Hintemann, R. & Fichter, K. (2015). Energy demand of workplace computer solutions – A comprehensive assessment including both end-user devices and the power consumption they induce in data centers. EnviroInfo & ICT4S, Conference Proceedings (Part 1) (S. 165–171). Presented at the Third International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S 2015), Copenhagen.
The number of Internet-enabled end-user devices such as personal computers, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, etc. is increasing constantly. However, since the devices themselves are becoming ever more energy-efficient, their overall energy consumption in the use phase of their life cycle seems to be increasing only marginally, or even decreasing in some areas. In contrast, the energy consumption induced in data centers by the use of end-user devices is rising. The present contribution presents the results of a Borderstep Institute study on the development of personal computers conducted within the framework of the research project AC4DC.Ansehen