RT Journal Article
JF IEEE Software
YR 2014
VO 31
IS 3
SP 69
TI The Impact of User Choice on Energy Consumption
A1 Chenlei Zhang,
A1 Abram Hindle,
A1 Daniel M. German,
K1 Energy consumption
K1 Software
K1 Electronic mail
K1 Google
K1 Batteries
K1 Energy measurement
K1 Benchmark testing
K1 user choice
K1 energy consumption
K1 energy efficiency
AB Hardware and software engineers are instrumental in developing energy-efficient mobile systems. Unfortunately, the last mile of energy efficiency relies on end users' choices and requirements. Imagine a user who has no power outlet access and must remain productive on the laptop's battery. How does this person maximize battery life, yet remain productive? What does the user have to give up to keep working? This article highlights the perils that users face and the ultimate responsibility they have for their mobile devices' energy consumption. Using multiple scenarios, the authors show that executing a task can consume more or less energy depending on user requirements and software choices.
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
SN 0740-7459
LA English
DO 10.1109/MS.2014.27
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2014.27