March 1, 2021 in Data Center Energy, Environment, Reports.
Most data center sustainability strategies still focus on renewable energy certificates (RECs). RECs are now considered low quality products because they cannot credibly be used to back claims of 100% renewable energy use
February 21, 2021 in Hardware, Product Engineering.
I now have to make a decision between having the best, cutting-edge hardware vs the freedom and control to do what I want with the device I spend most of my time on.
February 16, 2021 in Academic Papers, Cloud, Data Center Water, Environment.
An examination of the water consumption of data centres, the measurement of that consumption, a discussion of the lack of data available to assess water efficiency, and where the industry is going in attempts to reduce future consumption.
January 26, 2021 in Cloud, Data Center Energy, Environment, Startups, Status Update.
What’s next? 1) Console – a free weekly email digest of the best tools for developers; 2) researching sustainable computing at Uptime Institute.
January 4, 2021 in Favourite Books.
In 2020 I read 31 books (with an average length of 481 pages). Here are the ones I rated 5 stars.
December 28, 2020 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.
December 20, 2020 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?
December 7, 2020 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.
November 16, 2020 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.
October 19, 2020 in Environment.
More rigorous transparency regulations for negative externalities to force companies to measure, and reduce.