Reduce electricity bill and CPU overheating issue with Granola

energy-starBy reducing the power consumption of a desktop PC, Laptop or Server you are not only saving electricity bill but it could also reduces the CPU overheating issue in the summer season. But how?

The freeware utility Granola is an intelligent power management solution for Windows and Linux systems (Desktops, Laptops , x86 servers) that automatically optimizes a system to use energy more efficiently without compromising performance.

It uses Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling (DVFS) which is available on most modern Intel and AMD processors for saving energy. And it claims that it can lower total system energy use by 10-35% even when a system is 100% utilized.Granola-windows

Key Features of Granola:

  1. Energy savings without compromising performance and availability
  2. Supports x86 platforms running Linux and Microsoft Windows on physical/virtual servers
  3. Immediate energy saving for most deployments <5 years old
  4. User-level max, min, and auto energy and performance policy management
  5. User-level reporting of energy savings without additional hardware required
  6. No measurable overhead (<1%).
  7. Energy savings and software complimentary to consolidation techniques such as virtualization

You can download this free energy saving utility at source.

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

2 Comments

  1. abhi

    May 14, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    This is something new and interesting. Never heard this before.

    • Kannan

      May 17, 2010 at 11:33 am

      Abhi,thanks!

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