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power management

Retarding energy use by using low-voltage CPUs and being able to slow down or temporarily disconnect electronic circuits that are inactive. Power management is vital in laptop computers and other handheld devices, but is also increasingly important in large datacenters where the total consumption of electricity can be enormous.



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