Energy-aware Internet routing coming soon

Researchers have come up with a new way to route Internet traffic that could save big Internet companies like Google millions on their electricity bills, according to an article published by MIT’s Technology Review.

Researchers from MIT, Carnegie Mellon University and the networking company Akamai recently published results from a study that suggest big Internet companies could save up to 40 percent on their electricity bills by using an algorithm to send Internet traffic to data centers where electricity is less expensive.

Data centers consume a lot of energy, which costs operators like Google and Amazon millions of dollars to run each year. And now as more digital information is “virtualized” and accessed in the cloud, centralized data centers are getting even bigger and are consuming even more energy.

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