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PowerTOP 2.0 Finally Sees Release

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Published on 11 May 2012 09:29 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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After a long and drawn out development cycle, PowerTOP 2.0 is finally available.

PowerTOP is the open-source Linux utility that's largely developed by the Intel Open-Source Technology Center for revealing information about tweaks that can made to power-tune the system, indicate current power consumption rates, and other information to help prolong your Intel Linux system's battery life. The original tool has been around for about five years.

The key improvements of PowerTOP 2.0 include enhanched diagnostic capabilities using the Linux kernel's perf framework, a new tab-based UI that reveals more detailed information than the original PowerTOP, and advanced reporting capabilities for offline analysis. The reports now support HTML5 as well as CSV.

Additional information on the PowerTOP 2.0 release is available from 01.org.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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