Dell announces green computing competition

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Continuing with its ambitious long-term goal to become “the greenest technology company on the planet,” Dell today announced the “ReGeneration: International Green Computing Technology Design Competition,” and is calling on the environmentally conscious to help their engineers come up with designs for environmentally responsible computing technology.

The top five finalists will receive $10,000 each, while another $15,000 will go to the competitors whose idea wins a popular vote to be held online. The submission period spans January through April next year, with the finalists being announced in May. Notably, Dell said that it would not claim any rights over the submitted designs. Further details are now available here.

The company has been making “green” headlines lately with the launch of a zero-carbon initiative with the goal of going carbon neutral. Other initiatives include a global consumer recycling program, and the introduction of new Green products like the ultra-mobile Latitude D430 notebook and Precision M4300 mobile workstation.

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