Energy Efficiency of Mobile Clients in Cloud Computing

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Executive Summary

Energy efficiency is a fundamental consideration for mobile devices. Cloud computing has the potential to save mobile client energy but the savings from offloading the computation need to exceed the energy cost of the additional communication. This paper provides an analysis of the critical factors affecting the energy consumption of mobile clients in cloud computing. Further, the authors present the measurements about the central characteristics of contemporary mobile handheld devices that define the basic balance between local and remote computing.

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