Welcome! I’m David Mytton, CEO of Console (the best tools & jobs 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.
With the grid mix constantly changing, what needs to happen to energy systems to reach the goal of 24/7 carbon free energy? Google has funded two studies to find out.
Notes on the paper Khan et al (2018) RAPL in Action: Experiences in Using RAPL for Power Measurements. Advantages and limitations of the Running Average Power Limit (RAPL) interface.
Removing the aggregation spine resulted in 5x higher speed and capacity, and 41% reduction in power.
Developers need metrics that are consistent and easy to optimize, but carbon intensity varies in time and space. So when is it a useful metric for developers to consider?
Firefox 104 introduces power consumption measurement in the profiler. What does this mean for analyzing website energy consumption?