One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates reducing static power consumption of a processor. During operation, the system receives a signal indicating that instruction execution within the processor is to be temporarily halted. In response to this signal, the system halts an instruction-processing portion of the processor, and reduces the voltage supplied to the instruction-processing portion of the processor. Full voltage is maintained to a remaining portion of the processor, so that the remaining portion of the processor can continue to operate while the instruction-processing portion of the processor is in reduced power mode.
1. A system that monitors the outdoor environment for changes in the weather (your eyes and internet connection).2. When it begins to snow heavily, send a signal that you will not be driving (call in to work).3. Do some short range driving (but not to work) to maintain the essential supplies (maintain your cache of supplies, get it?).