Green Computing

Lecturer:         Prof. Sartaj Sahni, University of Florida, U.S.A. (more information)
Date and time: 15th July, 10:00 a.m.
Place: lecture room TH:C-219, FIT CTU in Prague, 7 Thákurova Street
Language: English

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For decades, computer scientists and engineers have focused on the development of economical computer systems (hardware and software) that are able to solve problems of interest in an acceptable amount of time. Their success in doing this has resulted in an IT industry that accounts for an increasing share of the world’s energy utilization and an increasing share of global carbon dioxide emissions. 
 
The current growth rate in energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions is not sustainable. Sustainability is a new focus for computer systems. Green Computing is concerned with reducing the negative impact that the IT industry is having on the environment. An important impact of the Green Computing revolution on computer scientists and engineers is the addition of energy as a metric in the evaluation of computer systems. 
 
Today, we are concerned with the development of economical computer systems that are able to solve problems of interest in an acceptable amount of time and using a minimal amount of energy. This talk will first make the case of Green Computing and then illustrate how algorithmic techniques and trends in the consumer electronics/gaming industries are enabling Green Computing. Illustrative examples include the use of GPUs to reduce the cost of scientific computing.

 



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