Pre-Grant Publication Number: 20080028242
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Patent/Application # 7,051,215
Another patent with a variation on remote power control, this one even more explicit in claims about not powering down managed server.
Patent/Application # 6,859,882
A granted US patent that includes remotely controlling power level (operating mode) in remote servers.
Patent/Application # US6553418
An energy management system for monitoring and analyzing the power consumption at a plurality of locations. The energy management system includes a primary server connected to at least one building server or other device through a computer network. Each of the building servers are connected to one or more energy meters contained in a building.
Patent/Application # 11/257,085
A power management device with a remote control function configured in a computer system includes a power management unit, a remote control receiver, and a remote control transmitter. The power management unit is configured in the computer system for managing the power of the computer system. The remote control receiver is electrically connected to the power management unit. The remote control transmitter is used for transmitting a control signal. The control signal is received and processed by the remote control receiver to control the power management unit.
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Submitted by Group 4: Tung Do, Greg Hodgson, Tamer Taher, and Matthew Wojtecki - Kent State University Graduate School of Business
Title Energy-Efficient Server Clusters
A publication describing the remote control of performance-states on a cluster of servers to save energy.
Title ACPIA Programmer's Reference
An open industry standard that provides (among other things) power management. Linux implements this.
Title IBM Director Extensions: Active Energy Manager
Active Energy Manager will measure, monitor, and manage the energy components built into IBM systems enabling a cross-platform management solution. IBM Director is inherently remotely manageable.