Software and IT usage are continuously growing to keep our society active and manage our individual lives. But as they grow, their energy demand is exploding. By 2030, data centers alone will already consume some 10% of the global electricity.1 Including the Internet, telecommunications, and embedded devices, the energy consumption will be one-third of the global demand. Understanding that end users only consume what we offer, it is the community of software developers who must become active in ecologic behaviors. Green IT is the call of today. Each single line of code that we develop today may still be running years from now on zillions of processors, eating energy and contributing to global climate change.

Green IT and Green Software / Verdecchia R.; Lago P.; Ebert C.; De Vries C.. - In: IEEE SOFTWARE. - ISSN 0740-7459. - ELETTRONICO. - 38:(2021), pp. 7-15. [10.1109/MS.2021.3102254]

Green IT and Green Software

Verdecchia R.;
2021

Abstract

Software and IT usage are continuously growing to keep our society active and manage our individual lives. But as they grow, their energy demand is exploding. By 2030, data centers alone will already consume some 10% of the global electricity.1 Including the Internet, telecommunications, and embedded devices, the energy consumption will be one-third of the global demand. Understanding that end users only consume what we offer, it is the community of software developers who must become active in ecologic behaviors. Green IT is the call of today. Each single line of code that we develop today may still be running years from now on zillions of processors, eating energy and contributing to global climate change.
2021
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Verdecchia R.; Lago P.; Ebert C.; De Vries C.
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