Welcome! I’m David Mytton, CEO of Arcjet (helping developers protect their apps), Co-founder of Console (the best tools for developers), and an active devtools investor. I am also researching sustainable computing at the University of Oxford and occasionally appear in the media to discuss data center & IT energy.
An updated look at the total electricity consumption and associated GHG emissions for the ICT sector in 2020. Paper notes on Malmodin et al. (2023).
Researchers need to be more careful about the inputs into their models. Overestimates undermine the goal of reducing the environmental impact of IT.
Will we ever be able to accurately assess the carbon footprint of IT? Could a relational footprint methodology be more useful? Paper notes on Pasek et al (2023).
The GHG Protocol needs to evolve to better represent the complexity of how energy markets work.
There is a correlation between the training time and energy consumption, but that doesn’t mean there is a correlation between training time and carbon emissions.