Intel has announced an open-source project called LessWatts.org, which aims to improve the power efficiency of the Linux operating system and applications.
LessWatts.org has several components, including enhancements to the Linux kernel that improve power efficiency, according to Intel. The project will also include PowerTOP, a tool that helps improve the power efficiency of Linux applications, and the Linux Battery Life Toolkit, which can measure the impact code changes have on power consumption.
Intel will also provide Linux support for the power-saving features it is building into its line of products.
LessWatts.org is aimed at a range of Linux uses, from corporate datacentres at the high end to small, handheld devices for consumers.