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PowerNap Plan Could Save 75 Percent of Data Center Energy


March 5, 2009

back of a computer server Putting idle servers to sleep when they're not in use is part of a University of Michigan researchers' plan to save up to 75 percent of the energy that power-hungry computer data centers consume. Full Story

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