Intel® Power Gadget 2.0 can be associated with the Intel® Energy Checker SDK (Intel EC SDK). Used as an ESRV* DAQ module**, the Intel® Power Gadget can provide processor average power (Watt), cumulative energy consumed (Joule) and instantaneous frequency (MHz) as counters. These counter’s values can then be read by any application using the SDK API or monitored with SDK tools.
For my third blog entry on the Intel® Energy Checker SDK, I will take on a two-part DIY and super fun project. I always wanted to extend the use of the SDK into my home and be able to monitor my personal energy consumption. As an engineer, I live by the motto: “you cannot manage what you cannot measure”. Isn’t the electric bill all about that, one may ask? Sure, it is a good year-to-year and month-to-month trend indicator and it will likely fit the needs of most of us for a while. However, using my bill, I cannot break down my energy consumption per function.
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