Power consumption of the Raspberry Pi: a comparative analysis

Bekaroo, Girish ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1753-4300 and Santokhee, Aditya (2016) Power consumption of the Raspberry Pi: a comparative analysis. 2016 IEEE Proceedings International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Innovative Business Practices for the Transformation of Societies. In: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Innovative Business Practices for the Transformation of Societies (EmergiTech), 03-06 Aug 2016, Balaclava, Mauritius. e-ISBN 9781509007066, pbk-ISBN 9781509007073. [Conference or Workshop Item] (doi:10.1109/emergitech.2016.7737367)

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Abstract

Over the past few decades, human beings have increasingly adopted different types of personal computers including desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones. More recently, there has been the emergence of the Raspberry Pi and since its release in 2012, this new type of computer has undergone rapid growth in adoption to even become the fastest selling British computer. The Raspberry Pi has often been referred as a computer designed to change the world since it is capable to do most things that a desktop computer can do. The growing concern is that all these computers utilize power in order to operate thereby turning ICT into a power drainer. The diverse functionalities present in modern computers including communication and Web browsing, among others, were found to be important components that affect the power consumption of such devices. As such, this paper investigates how power consumption of the Raspberry Pi is affected by the key functionalities that could be performed by end-users on the platform. Moreover, this relationship is compared against other types of common personal computers before recommending on techniques and practices that could reduce the power consumption of this emerging type of computer.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 29778
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Date Deposited: 12 May 2020 08:43
Last Modified: 16 May 2020 19:50
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/29778

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