Wednesday, 5 November 2008

The Energy Consumption Rating (ECR) Initiative

Ixia, a provider of performance test systems for IP-based infrastructure, and Juniper Networks, which provides network infrastructure, have joined together to create the ECR framework for measuring the energy efficiency of network and telecoms devices.

To quote from the web site (which is at, "The ECR metric creates a common energy denominator between different network and telecom systems operating within a single class. The ECR methodology defines the procedures and conditions for measurements and calculations, and can be readily implemented with industry-standard test equipment".

There is a white paper which describes the initiative here.

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