David Mytton

What is sustainable computing?

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

Sustainable computing concerns the consumption of computing resources in a way that means such usage has a net zero impact on the environment.

What is sustainable computing?

Paper notes – What will drive computer performance after Moore’s law?

Published in Cloud, Environment, Hardware, Paper notes.

What will drive computer performance after Moore’s law? Will programmers need to focus on performance or can ARM chips and the cloud save us?

Paper notes – What will drive computer performance after Moore’s law?

Standardizing carbon accounting

Published in Environment.

It is currently impossible to properly compare how “sustainable” one product is vs another. Pictures of wind farms look nice, but how do you choose which cloud region to deploy (or move) your resources if there is no way to compare them?

Standardizing carbon accounting

Zero water in our data centers by 2030: mission impossible?

Published in Data Center Water, Environment.

My remarks from a panel discussion on data center water consumption: Zero water in our data centers by 2030: mission impossible?

Zero water in our data centers by 2030: mission impossible?

Paper notes – A systematic review of the costs and impacts of integrating variable renewables into power grids

Published in Data Center Energy, IT Energy, Paper notes.

My notes on the paper: Heptonstall, P.J. & Gross, R.J.K. (2021) A systematic review of the costs and impacts of integrating variable renewables into power grids. Nature Energy. 6 (1), 72–83.

Paper notes – A systematic review of the costs and impacts of integrating variable renewables into power grids

How energy efficient is application streaming?

Published in Cloud, Data Center Energy, IT Energy.

As more applications are run through a web browser, even that is beginning to be streamed from the cloud. Is that the best use of our now highly efficient computers? How energy efficient is application streaming?

How energy efficient is application streaming?

Paper notes – An Analysis of Renewable Energy Usage by Mobile Data Network Operators

Published in Data Center Energy, Environment, Paper notes.

My notes on the paper: Syed et al (2021) An Analysis of Renewable Energy Usage by Mobile Data Network Operators. Sustainability. 13 (4), 1886.

Paper notes – An Analysis of Renewable Energy Usage by Mobile Data Network Operators

Longevity of software

Published in Product Engineering, Thinking.

Services shipped with Windows 95 no longer work – ICQ, AOL Messenger, MSN. All shut down. But how likely is that today?

Longevity of software

How data center operators can transition to renewable energy

Published in Data Center Energy, Environment.

To avoid accusations of greenwashing, data center operators must consider investing in a portfolio of renewable energy products. RECs cannot credibly be used to back claims of 100% renewable energy use.

How data center operators can transition to renewable energy

Paper notes – Energy-efficient cloud computing technologies and policies for an eco-friendly cloud market

Published in Cloud, Data Center Energy, Environment, Paper notes.

My notes on the paper: Montevecchi, F., Hinterholzer, S., Stickler, T. & Hintemann, R. (2020) Energy-efficient cloud computing technologies and policies for an eco-friendly cloud market: final study report.

Paper notes – Energy-efficient cloud computing technologies and policies for an eco-friendly cloud market
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