Developing Green Software

By Jeffrey Keith Rott,

Published:06/23/2011   Last Updated:06/23/2011

Introduction

For years mobile platform vendors have sought means to extend the battery life for mobile platforms. Battery technologies have gradually improved, processors have new low-power states, and displays have dramatically improved their power consumption. There is still room for improvement. Software can play an important role in reducing the power used on mobile platforms and extend the battery life. This paper describes the characteristics of Green Software and the software design considerations and methodologies to improve software energy efficiency.

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