IBM and DARPA Join to Study Power Consumption

August 13, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

IBM and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA, Washington, DC) of the US Department of Defense (Washington, DC) announced that the two organizations will join together to study methods of reducing the power consumption of computing devices.

DARPA will contribute $2.0 million toward IBM's Low Power Center, a 10-month-old initiative based at IBM's Austin, TX, research lab. IBM's agreement with DARPA calls for it to develop technology for increasing the reliability and energy efficiency of high-end computing systems. BAE Systems plc plans to create prototypes next year for testing some military applications of the research.