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Intel to increase Linux OS power efficiency

Open-source LessWatts project launced at IDF

Intel has announced an open-source project called LessWatts.org, which aims to improve the power efficiency of the Linux operating system and applications.

LessWatts.org has several components, including enhancements to the Linux kernel that improve power efficiency, Intel said. The project will also include PowerTOP, a tool that helps improve the power efficiency of Linux applications, and the Linux Battery Life Toolkit, which can measure the impact code changes have on power consumption, it said.

Intel will also provide Linux support for the power-saving features it is building into its line of products.

LessWatts.org is aimed at a range of Linux uses, from corporate data centres at the high end to small, handheld devices for consumers. Intel hopes the initiative will attract software developers, Linux vendors, and end users.

Oracle, Red Hat and Novell are expected to announce their support for the open-source initiative.


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