Computer power management awareness: an insight from youngsters in Mauritius

Bekaroo, Girish ORCID logoORCID:, Akhal, Sonal, Padaruth, Divya, Bokhoree, Chandradeo and Pattinson, Colin (2012) Computer power management awareness: an insight from youngsters in Mauritius. Arabnia, Hamid R., Gravvanis, George A. and Solo, Ashu M. G., eds. Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Foundations of Computer Science (FCS 2012). In: International Conference on Foundation of Computer Science (FCS'12), The 2012 World Congress in Computer Science (WorldComp 2012), 16-19 Jul 2012, Las Vegas. ISBN 1601322119. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Down the past years, the number of computer and Internet users has been constantly increasing in several countries and today, more and more youngsters are starting to use computers at an earlier age be it at home or in educational institutions. In many countries around the world, computer literacy among youngsters is being promoted since a very young age where computer studies are being taught in schools. However, this increase in the computer usage has led to an increase in power consumption which adversely affects the environment mainly due to the non-renewable power production techniques currently being employed.

Computer Power Management (CPM) interacts with every part of the computer system including the operating system, software, Central Processing Unit, peripheral devices, etc, and is present in most modern operating systems. Different techniques are available today to save power while using computers. Since computers are now being used at an earlier age and are intensively being used by youngsters, an understanding on how the different power saving techniques being employed is very important.

This paper attempts to provide an insight on CPM from youngsters, following a survey carried out where 300 youngsters aged between 19 and 24 were interviewed. The study aimed to find out whether youngsters today are aware of the different CPM strategies, the motivation behind using these strategies and the application of these strategies by youngsters today. This paper also discusses on the method and results of the study conducted, to give an insight on CPM from youngsters and also make recommendations on how CPM techniques can be better promoted to be adopted by youngsters of tomorrow.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 36677
Depositing User: Girish Bekaroo
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2022 12:56
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2022 19:16

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