Ubiquitous Communications and Network Computing. First International Conference, UBICNET 2017, Bangalore, India, August 3-5, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

TVAKSHAS - An Energy Consumption and Utilization Measuring System for Green Computing Environment

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-73423-1_4,
        author={Tada Naren and Barai Dishita},
        title={TVAKSHAS - An Energy Consumption and Utilization Measuring System for Green Computing Environment},
        proceedings={Ubiquitous Communications and Network Computing. First International Conference, UBICNET 2017, Bangalore, India, August 3-5, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={UBICNET},
        year={2018},
        month={1},
        keywords={Power consumption Energy consumption Utilization Wireless sensor network},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-73423-1_4}
    }
    
  • Tada Naren
    Barai Dishita
    Year: 2018
    TVAKSHAS - An Energy Consumption and Utilization Measuring System for Green Computing Environment
    UBICNET
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-73423-1_4
Tada Naren1,*, Barai Dishita1,*
  • 1: Gujarat Technological University
*Contact email: naren.tada@gmail.com, dishi.dvm@gmail.com

Abstract

There is a large difference between the power draw from the mains and the actual utilization of commercial devices like CPU, as some amount of the power is bound to be wasted. In this paper, the technique that can be implemented for measuring the difference between the actual power draw and the utilized power draw, the steps to reduce the amount of power draw and hence saving the energy costs is mentioned. TVAKSHAS is an energy analytical device that measures the efficiency and performance of CPU and consists of a real time power measurement circuit that reads the real time power drawn from the mains by the CPU and sends it to the wireless sensing and communicating device, i.e. sensor node, TelosB in our project. It also consists of a software based power measurement tool that measures the performance of the CPU in terms of Watts. Hence by analysis of these two data, the difference between power obtained and power utilized can be obtained on base station in the wireless sensor network.