Thought we'd start this new forum off with an on-topic Press Release from yesterday for discussion:
VIA and UK System Partners Launch World's First Carbon Free Personal Computers
VIA joins with leading UK-based system providers Evesham and Tranquil to launch computers ideal for organizations looking to reduce their Carbon Footprint
London, England, October 11, 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced with partners Evesham Technology and Tranquil PC the world's first Carbon Free Computers based on the ultra energy-efficient VIA C7Â®-D processor platform.
As awareness of the effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) on global warming grows, individuals, governments, and organizations are searching for ways to reduce their Carbon Footprint, demanding better energy efficiency and greater environmental awareness in the ICT products they purchase. To meet this growing demand VIA has joined with leading UK system integrators Tranquil PC and Evesham Technology to launch the world's first Carbon Free personal computers, based on the VIA C7-D processor, the world's first carbon free processor launched last month.
The Evesham Carbon3 and Tranquil PC systems such as the new T7 bring together ultra-energy efficient operation and the offset of the CO2 emissions produced from the operation of the systems over their lifetime through investment in UK-based projects in energy conservation, reforestation, and alternative energy.
"Since its inception, the PC industry has been ramping up the MHz and the feeds, and today introducing more cores, all of which dramatically increase the electricity demands of not just the CPU, but all the other supporting components regardless of application necessity," commented Richard Brown, Vice President of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "Today together with Evesham and Tranquil, VIA is showing a different path for the industry, one that focuses on energy-efficient performance and environmental sustainability, while still meeting user demands."
"In the UK and EU we have seen a real shift in organizational demands where they are taking a serious look at the environmental impact of their IT infrastructure purchases," commented David J Thompson, CEO, Tranquil PC Ltd. "Tranquil has been an early leader in this area with our zerocarbonâ„¢ computing products, together with our traditional leadership in fanless computing."
"Building on our recent release of the 'All you need PC' focused on the UK Public Sector, today's launch of our first Carbon Free PCs based on the VIA C7-D processor is a natural progression in Evesham's product line for organizations focused on greater efficiencies and green awareness in their ICT purchases," commented Richard Austin, CEO, Evesham Technology Ltd.
Further information on the new carbon free systems may be found as follows:
* Evesham Carbon3: www.evesham.com/carbonfreepc
* Tranquil PC carbon free systems: http://www.tranquilpc.co.uk/Tranquil_Green.htm
Thoughts? Opinions? Is "carbonfree computing" a useful goal, or marketing BS from a struggling (some would say dying) also-ran in the CPU business?