100% Green Computing At The Wrong Location?

  • Modern society relies on convenience services and mobile communication. Cloud computing is the current trend to make data and applications available at any time on every device. Data centers concentrate computation and storage at central locations, while they claim themselves green due to their optimized maintenance and increased energy efficiency. The key enabler for this evolution is the microelectronics industry. The trend to power efficient mobile devices has forced this industry to change its design dogma to: ”keep data locally and reduce data communication whenever possible”. Therefore we ask: is cloud computing repeating the aberrations of its enabling industry?

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Author:Frank Kienle, Christian de Schryver
URN (permanent link):urn:nbn:de:hbz:386-kluedo-33241
Document Type:Article
Language of publication:English
Publication Date:2012/10/15
Year of Publication:2012
Publishing Institute:Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Tag:Embedded Systems; Energy Efficiency; Green Computing; High-Performance Computing (HPC); Low-Power
GND-Keyword:Cloud Computing; Eingebettetes System; Embedded System; Energieffizienz; Green-IT; Hochleistungsrechnen; Smart Grid; Supercomputer; Topologie
Number of page:9
Faculties / Organisational entities:Fachbereich Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
DDC-Cassification:004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten

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