Sustainability in search

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Methods for sustainable search

1. Serving more users per server

Being able to serve much more users per server not only dramatically reduces hardware costs and all the energy and raw material that went into it, but also to save the energy that is required to operate the servers every day, which now are no longer needed due to a much more efficient technology.

2. Reducing required searches to find information

Spelling correction, auto-completion, faceting, and customizable ranking help the user finding what he is looking for faster, in fewer steps and searches.

Energy Saving

The LED light bulb (60W) vs. incandescent light bulb (12W) energy efficiency ratio is 1:5.

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