Saving Portable Computer Battery Power Through Remote Process Execution

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This paper describes a new approach to power saving and battery life extension on an untethered laptop through wireless remote processing of power-costly tasks. The authors ran a series of experiments comparing the power consumption of processes run locally with that of the same processes run remotely. This paper examined the trade-off between communication power expenditures and the power cost of local processing. This paper describes the methodology and results of the experiments. The authors suggest ways to further improve this approach, and outline a software design to support remote process execution.

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