Green computer standard released, Intel and partners released 7 green computers

Generally speaking, computer users don’t associate their daily office products with environmental protection. Ordinary computers are not as powerful as air conditioners and refrigerators, or have built-in coolant compressors, but in fact environmental protection is a delicate matter. It is also a full chain concept. Whether it is production, packaging, transportation or later use and maintenance, they are actually closely related to environmental protection.

On May 30, 2024, at the Intel Greater Bay Area Technology Innovation Center, the China Institute of Electronics and the China Institute of Metrology announced the "Green Evaluation Specifications for Desktop Microcomputers and All-in-One Computers" (T/CIE 221-2024), "Desktop Microcomputers and All-in-One Computers" respectively. "Green Evaluation Specification for Microcomputer and All-in-One Power Supply" (T/CIE 222-2024), "Specification for Biodegradable Rigid Printed Circuit Board for Green Computers" (T/CIE 223-2024).

The "Green Evaluation Specification for Desktop Microcomputers and All-in-One PCs" (T/CIE 221-2024) sets up 5 evaluation units for design definition, production delivery, use and maintenance, recycling and bonus points, consisting of 15 first-level indicators and 27 Two secondary indicators constitute the evaluation system. The green level of computers is divided into three levels from high to low: first level, second level, and third level, which provides a clear green evaluation basis for computer manufacturers, third-party evaluation agencies and purchasers, and has become a unified standard for the green computer industry. and clear standards.

The reason why this standard is very unified and clear is because it considers the entire computer life cycle from design, production, use and recycling, specifically: the use of energy-efficient green power supplies, the use of environmentally friendly plastics, specific "Design definition" link indicators such as tool-free disassembly and maintenance of components; "production delivery" link indicators such as obtaining green factory evaluation and product packaging requirements; "use and maintenance" indicators such as energy saving through green mode, human body sensing and recognition technology, real-time power monitoring and presentation, etc. ” link indicators; “recycling cycle” link indicators such as providing product recycling services; circuit board components in products should use “bonus points” indicators based on the use of new degradable PCB materials and recyclable metals.

Since it involves the entire computer life cycle, it also means that the entire industry chain needs to participate, so the standard is more complicated and standardized than imagined. This green computer standard involves 3 levels of division, 27 standards, and is produced by China Electronics It was proposed and coordinated by the society and improved by units such as the China Institute of Metrology and China Quality Certification Center Co., Ltd., as well as the participation and demonstration of the entire industry chain.

For example, Shengyi Technology pioneered degradable recycled copper-clad laminate technology and products, providing a solution to the global electronic waste recycling problem. Great Wall Power provides green power solutions that meet energy consumption standards and will continue to promote the evolution of green power through the third-generation semiconductor SuperGaN.

The work behind the scenes is complicated, but what consumers see are end products for the market. In conjunction with the release of green computer standards, Intel has joined hands with industry partners from Asus, Dell, H3C, HP, iPason, Seven green computers from seven OEMs, Lenovo and iSoftcom (Tongfang Computer), which comply with the "Green Evaluation Specification for Desktop Microcomputers and All-in-One Computers (T/CIE 221-2024)" were officially unveiled, namely ASUS D700MER and Dell OptiPlex Tower. 7020, H3CDesk X500s G2, HP Pro 280 SFF G9 Desktop PC, Climbing Tamron T1, ThinkCentre M70a Gen5, Tongfang Chaoyue A7000.

Take Tongfang Beyond A7000 as an example. This is iSoftStone Computer (Tongfang Computer) officially launching a new green intelligent all-in-one computer. The green concept is implemented in the entire life cycle from design to recycling.

For example, its screen is a 23.8-inch green display module created by Huaxing Optoelectronics for green smart all-in-one machines. The display module uses environmentally friendly materials. In terms of product energy efficiency design, it uses low-power TCON and supports all-in-one Low carbon mode. After the mode is turned on, power consumption can be reduced by 17% under the Windows desktop.

In addition, at the manufacturing end of parts and components, TCL Huaxing is also undergoing digital and intelligent transformation and upgrading, while gradually developing and using clean energy and carrying out energy conservation and emission reduction projects, effectively reducing carbon emissions.

JWIPC is the ODM manufacturer of this green all-in-one computer. In order to meet the standards of green computers, JWIPC is deeply involved in the ID design and structural design, and adopts a single-fan vapor chamber design, which greatly reduces the cost of the entire machine. The number of screws is reduced, and the motherboard integrated I/O interface is used, which significantly reduces the use of various connection wires compared to traditional PCs, making it more concise and reliable.

In production, we also try to reduce the use of aluminum materials with higher energy consumption, and increase the utilization rate of recyclable materials in the entire machine to 90%.

Environmental protection also has its place in the application of new technologies. Zhiwei Intelligent has developed an AI control center for green all-in-one machines, which can intelligently adjust the carbon emission strategy according to the real-time load of the system. It can also realize heartbeat, User health monitoring functions such as breathing.

Of course, these AI functions also rely on its built-in Intel Core Ultra7 165H processor. Because it is a high-performance hybrid architecture design of the Core Ultra processor, it can take into account both performance and energy consumption.

For consumers, environmental protection is of course a plus point for products, but the prerequisite is not to make consumers pay too much. Therefore, iSoftStone Computing (Tongfang Computer) also stated that the price of their green computers will not be due to the investment. Increased production for the sake of green production will not make consumers pay more for environmental protection.

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