The Climate Savers Computing Initiative now has more than 100 participating companies

During the first day of the fall 2007 Intel Developer Forum (IDF), the Climate Savers Computing Initiative announced that the three-month-old initiative now has more than 100 companies who have joined together to help improve power efficiency while reducing energy consumption.  The group also created sub teams to operate around Europe, China, Japan and Taiwan. According to numbers published on the Climate Savers web site, an average PC wastes almost half of the total power delivered to it.

The organization aims to acquire a 50 percent PC power reduction by 2010.  When asked if Climate Savers Computing has any immediate plans to broaden the organization's scope to products other than PCs and volume servers, the initiative said no.

The Board of Directors for the Climate Savers is made up of Dell, EDS, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Pacific Gas & Electric and the World Wildlife Fund.  AMD, Delta Electronics, eBay, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Marvell Semiconductor, NEC, Sun Microsystems and Supermicro currently participate as sponsor companies.  A full list of participating companies can be on the Climate Savers website.

Power efficiency and energy consumption are two topics Silicon Valley companies are beginning to take seriously, with companies trying to lower the cost of operating data centers at the same time cutting down the emission of greenhouse gases.

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