Feng and Huang Win IP Competition

Publish Date: 11/13/2008

EcoDaemon, co-invented by Wu Feng, associate professor of computer science in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, and his Ph.D. student, Song Huang, has won the Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) first annual Intellectual Property to Market (IP2M) competition. The patent-pending invention ranked number one among submissions from more than 60 research institutes in the southeast.

EcoDaemon can automatically save substantial energy while programs run on computers.According to the SURA announcement, “With estimated energy costs reaching $30 million a year for a typical 40-megawatt data center, it is expected that the energy bills for these centers alone will grow to $60 billion globally by 2009. Thus, this technology is timely in its ability to reduce the total cost of ownership of computing systems – ultimately delivering better return on investment.”

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