Information Systems & Computing will install a desktop energy management program on 1500-2000 systems that enables departments to minimize desktop energy use while still providing users and I.T. staff the flexibility to access desktops remotely when needed in support of critical off‐hours functions. The program is capable of producing comprehensive reports that capture current power usage and potential savings based on power recommendations.
The ISC Desktop Power Management initiative aims to reduce power consumption by desktop and laptop computers at Penn, doing so by utilizing the BigFix desktop management service to set and monitor power settings and consumption. Each organization’s client computers will be managed by either their local support provider or by ISC Support-on-Site Services, who will work with users to ensure that they have appropriate power settings for their use models. Each client computer that uses power settings recommended by ISC will be eligible for a discounted rate for the BigFix service. BigFix provides a wealth of data about computers’ settings and power use: