Energy Efficient Software Development

Published:06/02/2015   Last Updated:06/01/2015

Save battery life. Reduce utility bills.

Create applications that perform as power efficiently as possible with these great tools and resources. Whether you’re trying to save battery life or help reduce your customers’ data center utility bill, you‘ll find tools to reduce your software’s power consumption.

Getting Started


  • Intel® System Studio

  • Intel® Power Gadget
    Monitor and estimation tool enabled for 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processors.

  • Intel® Platform Power Estimation Tool (IPPET) for Windows*
    IPPET is a prototype power monitoring utility that uses Intel-specific energy MSRs to break down power consumption per process and displays them in real-time on a web browser.
    Download IPPET Quick Start Guide

  • PowerTOP
    PowerTOP is a Linux* tool to diagnose issues with power consumption and power management. In addition to being a diagnostic tool, PowerTOP also has an interactive mode where the user can experiment with various power management settings for cases where the Linux* distribution has not enabled these settings.




Product and Performance Information


Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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