A study of energy consumption and savings potential in wired network equipment

유선 네트워크 장비의 에너지 소모량과 절약 잠재성 연구

  • Kim, Ki-Young (Department of Computer Software, Seoil University) ;
  • Suh, Yu-Hwa (Department of Computer Science, Soongsil University)
  • 김기영 (서일대학교 소프트웨어학과) ;
  • 서유화 (숭실대학교 컴퓨터학과)
  • Received : 2013.08.21
  • Accepted : 2013.12.05
  • Published : 2013.12.31


As the Internet has grown, energy consumption and GHG emission from internet use have become issues in recent years. On the other hand, such interest in greening the Internet has focused on edge devices, and there is a lack of deeper related studies of the energy wasted by excessive network-connectivity and the savings potential in wired network equipment. This study presents the background and reasonability of studies on the energy efficiency of wired networks in terms of the environment, economy and energy resources. The energy consumption and savings potential of network equipment were also estimated and the major factors of energy consumption was analyzed based on the data, and future studies for the Internet are presented.


Green Networking;Wired Network;Energy Efficiency;Energy Consumption


Supported by : 서일대학


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