David Mytton

My favourite books of 2020

Published in Favourite Books.

In 2020 I read 31 books (with an average length of 481 pages). Here are the ones I rated 5 stars.

My favourite books of 2020

Carbon footprint – laptops vs servers, Intel vs ARM

Published in Cloud, Data Center Energy, Environment, Hardware.

The carbon footprint of a laptop is mostly in the manufacturing. Servers are different, and ARM chips are starting to change the game.

Carbon footprint – laptops vs servers, Intel vs ARM

Why are pinpoints not used in scientific citation?

Published in Writing.

How often do you follow references in scientific writing only to struggle to find the source of a claim or number? Why are pinpoints not used in scientific citation?

Why are pinpoints not used in scientific citation?

Sustainable computing – where to focus?

Published in Data Center Energy, Data Center Water, Environment, IT Energy.

Progress in renewable energy has pushed IT carbon footprints down, revealing how much more work is needed in manufacturing.

Sustainable computing – where to focus?

Zoom, video conferencing, energy, and emissions

Published in Data Center Energy, Environment, IT Energy.

It is obvious that Zoom is better for the environment than flying but what about vs driving an EV or public transport? The problem is we can’t be sure.

Zoom, video conferencing, energy, and emissions

Spectrum of transparency

Published in Environment.

More rigorous transparency regulations for negative externalities to force companies to measure, and reduce.

Spectrum of transparency

Fighting over who has the greenest public cloud

Published in Cloud, Data Center Energy, Environment.

Public cloud price wars have ended, and a new battle over who is the greenest has begun.

Fighting over who has the greenest public cloud

How much energy will 5G consume?

Published in Environment, IT Energy.

5G networks have larger antennas, larger bandwidths, and higher base station density. This means up to x3 more energy consumption. How can the industry expect x20 more energy efficiency by 2030?

How much energy will 5G consume?

Barriers for startups tackling data center energy consumption

Published in Data Center Energy, IT Energy, Startups.

There is scope to start something tackling the problem of data center energy consumption. However, there are significant challenges: how to measure the problem, the uncertainty around the current situation, and the limited number of growth buyers.

Barriers for startups tackling data center energy consumption

Comparing web development: 2009 vs 2020

Published in Product Engineering.

Although writing the code itself is the same, 2020 is a different world compared to 2009. Cloud. Databases. IDEs. How far have we come?

Comparing web development: 2009 vs 2020
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