Security & Encryption: The smart grid community needs to publish detailed specifications for different levels of security and encryption standards. For secure communication purposes, the Internet leveraged data encryption standards, including variants of Digital Encryption Standard (DES) as endorsed by the National Institute of Science & Technology (NIST). To ensure secure user authentication and data integrity, techniques like digital signatures and the network authentication protocol Kerberos were also created.
Byte Me: The greening of computers – The Scene Newspaper
First, you should know that the piece of equipment that supplies power to your computer is called the power supply. Okay, that part is easy. If you’re in the market for an energy efficient computer, you’re going to want to be sure to get one that has an 80 Plus Certified power supply. 80 Plus Certification is an electric utility-funded program to promote energy efficient power supplies for desktop computers and servers.
Linux thin client tutorial pushes green benefits – LinuxDevices.com
Osier-Mixon, who is a technical writer for MontaVista Software, defines cloud computing as “the use of resources accessed over the Internet,” typically using clients of limited capability. This is essentially the same concept as traditional client-server computing over a LAN using dumb terminals, he explains, but it has been transformed with ample bandwidth and much more compelling, multimedia rich clients and services. In short, “Terminals are no longer dumb, and clients are no longer very thin,” he writes.
Doyenz Unravels Mysteries of Cloud Computing – Emerging Vendors Blog – ChannelWeb
The company’s Automated Virtual IT platform was designed to help small businesses take advantage of cloud computing. Tiwary called it a hybrid solution that uses virtualization and cloud services to automate the delivery and management of IT infrastructure.