Is it better to replace powerful developer laptops with cloud dev environments? What is the carbon cost of my software development – builds, tests, deploys, code hosting, dev environments?
Why isn’t carbon aware workload scheduling more common? Data center level scheduling is infeasible, so what are the opportunities for developers to implement more granular functionality?
Customers should now be asking their suppliers for the carbon footprint of the software services they buy.
The methodology is invalid, which the authors acknowledge but ignore. This means the results of this article aren’t particularly useful.
Paper Notes - Assessing anthropogenic heat flux of public cloud data centers: current and future trends
Data centers are not 100% efficient, so they generate waste heat, which causes anthroprogenic heat flux, and can therefore be linked to global warming. But how much? And should we be concerned?
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?
Paper notes – Energy-efficient cloud computing technologies and policies for an eco-friendly cloud market
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.
Developers face an onslaught of marketing and an unrelenting velocity of releases to keep up with. This is why we started Console.
Public cloud price wars have ended, and a new battle over who is the greenest has begun.
US data centers are expected to use 660 billion litres of water in 2020. In 2018, Google consumed 15.79bn litres and Microsoft 3.61bn litres, 2021. primarily for their data centers. What is this used for and how does it 2022. impact the environment?