Advanced Power Management


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Advanced Power Management

(hardware)
(APM) A feature of some displays, usually but not always, on laptop computers, which turns off power to the display after a preset period of inactivity to conserve electrical power. Monitors with this capability are usually refered to as "green monitors", meaning environmentally friendly.

Not to be confused with a screen blanker which is software that causes the display to go black (by setting every pixel to black) to prevent burn-in.

Advanced Power Management

A programming interface (API) from Intel and Microsoft for battery-powered computers. Advanced Power Manaement (APM) lets programs communicate power requirements to slow down and speed up components. See ACPI.
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"The turnkey supply of innovative and reliable power transmission equipment, combined with advanced power management software and hardware, perfectly illustrates how Siemens can utilise its diverse portfolio and strong local expertise to operate as a complete engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for Middle Eastern customers." The contract with Qapco follows the recent announcement that Siemens will construct, on an EPC basis, a turnkey high-voltage substation including the control and monitoring system, for Qatar Steel at the company's Mesaieed Industrial City complex, modernising the facility's power supply.
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"Because of current finance and funding crunches," says Mike Briggs, president of Bretford, a tech storage manufacturer, "the new mobile solutions simply have to enable schools to 'do more with less,' which is what schools have been charged to do." That means that educators should be looking not just for affordability in their tech storage, but for everything from laptop carts with advanced power management features to mobile laboratories capable of securely housing and economically storing all mobile technology devices in use.
The company said that its new PMIC solution offers several benefits for system designers working with the new Intel Atom platform, including a small form factor which makes it suitable for tablets and notebooks, support for the advanced power management features for the Intel Oak Trail processor with up to a 50% reduction in average power consumption for full HD video playback and efficient voltage regulation.
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* Advanced power management features to save energy across various operating states
He said AMD's future chips also will include advanced power management features that will enable users to manually cap the amount of energy that cores can consume and shut off idle ones.<p>In addition, AMD plans to double the number of virtual machines that can be supported by the Opteron chips and add new instruction sets to improve the ability of the processors to execute tasks in virtualized environments, according to Patla.<p>In the processors due for release next year and in 2011, AMD also plans to add support for more memory and cache.
Featuring its TruManage technology, the Broadcom BCM5761 controller integrates the latest open client manageability standards and advanced power management features that enable enterprise-class PCs to be fully and securely managed remotely, while maintaining compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star program.
Designed with n-way clustering, support for open storage, file server virtualisation, and advanced power management. ONStor's Cougar and Bobcat clustered NAS gateways deliver a simple and efficient content storage solution for the management of today's uncontrolled growth of unstructured data.
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