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Green Information Technology by Babak Akhgar, Colin Pattinson, Mohammad Dastbaz

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Chapter 14

Thin-Client and Energy Efficiency

Colin Pattinson; Roland Cross; Ah-Lian Kor*    Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK* Corresponding author: a.kor@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Abstract

This chapter is based on the project Does “Thin Client” Mean “Energy Efficient”? funded under the JISC Greening information and communication technology (ICT) initiative. This project was devised to conduct actual measurements in use in a typical university environment. We identified a test area that was a mixed administrative and academic office location that supported a range of users, and we made a direct replacement of the current thick-client systems with thin-client equivalents; in addition, we exchanged a number of PCs operating in thin- and thick-client ...

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