The Green Practitioner: A Decision-Making Tool for Green ICT

@inproceedings{Lundfall2015TheGP,
  title={The Green Practitioner: A Decision-Making Tool for Green ICT},
  author={Karl Lundfall and Paola Grosso and Patricia Lago and Giuseppe Procaccianti},
  booktitle={EnviroInfo/ICT4S},
  year={2015}
}
The environmental impact of ICT represents an increasing concern for modern society. Despite that, we still witness a lack of awareness from the ICT industry regarding their carbon footprint. In particular, practitioners lack knowledge and tools to perform informed decision-making in the area of Green ICT. Moreover, best practices for Green ICT are usually conceived and applied in-house. This prevents them from being generalized and shared with the community. In this paper, we present a web… 

Figures and Tables from this paper

Green ICT Research and Challenges
TLDR
This study presents a quantitative analysis of the main activities, trends and issues that can be found in the Green ICT literature and proposes a new category of effect (people awareness) that, even if often addressed by the field, is not included in current Green I CT frameworks.
A collaborative agent based green IS practice assessment tool for environmental sustainability attainment in enterprise data centers
TLDR
A collaborative agent-based web architecture and an agent- based green IS assessment tool to aid information technology practitioners in data centers assess their current green information systems (IS) practice toward attaining sustainability.
Energy Efficiency and Power Measurements: an Industrial Survey in Data Centers
TLDR
My contribution motivates further efforts from the data center industry to go beyond the PUE and adopt more advanced metrics to evaluate the energy efficiency of their data centers to ensure that real improvements are made towards sustainability goals.
Heterogeneous agent-enabled decision system for evaluating Green IT performance in industrial environments
TLDR
Heterogeneous agent-enabled decision systems that provide a Green IT nomenclature to be implemented by IT practitioners in an industrial environment and reduces the time and cost of Green IT practice implementation by capturing, retaining and reusing past knowledge for improved decision-making.
Embedding Green ICT Maturity in Organisations
A Resource Utilization Score for Software Energy Consumption
TLDR
A metric that expresses a score for the resource utilization, such as power consumption, of a software product is proposed that is designed to be a single score and is flexible to encompass those aspects that a stakeholder considers relevant in the context of software energy consumption.

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 16 REFERENCES
A Categorization of Green Practices Used by Dutch Data Centers
Economic Aspects of Green ICT
TLDR
Cutting ICT operation expenses becomes more and more crucial not only because of the electricity consumed by computers, data centres, networks or other ICT utilities but also due to the rapidly growing computation needs of emerging software systems.
Green Architectural Tactics for the Cloud
TLDR
This work codified a set of techniques for addressing energy efficiency in cloud-based software architectures in the form of Green Architectural Tactics that will help architects extend their design reasoning towards energy efficiency and to apply reusable solutions for greener software.
GreenCloud: a new architecture for green data center
TLDR
The GreenCloud architecture is presented, which aims to reduce data center power consumption, while guarantee the performance from users' perspective, and enables comprehensive online-monitoring, live virtual machine migration, and VM placement optimization.
Global shifting of data centers demand
TLDR
A methodology for data center operators to move IT workloads geographically to avoid peak electricity prices has been developed and it is shown that energy savings, a net CO2 benefit and energy cost savings over a year depending on the primary workload location and future electricity prices are possible.
Storage to energy: Modeling the carbon emission of storage task offloading between data centers
TLDR
It is concluded that the transport network that connects a local node and a "cleaner" remote data center plays a significant role in the decision of where to store data, and that the frequency of access of the data is an important and related factor.
On the energy efficiency of graphics processing units for scientific computing
TLDR
This paper seeks to characterize the notion of a “power-hungry GPU” via an empirical study of the performance, power, and energy characteristics of GPUs for scientific computing, and takes an important biological code that runs in a traditional CPU environment and transform and map it to a hybrid CPU+GPU environment.
Managerial Attitudes towards Green IT: an explorative Study of Policy Drivers
TLDR
The findings of this research suggest that ultimately attitudes will only be transformed into action when a sound cost model exists that highlights the relationship between potential cost savings and Green IT initiatives, supplemented by articulately designed long-term awareness programs surrounding the issue.
Harnessing Green IT: Principles and Practices
In addition to moving itself in a greener direction and leveraging other environmental initiatives, IT could help create green awareness among IT professionals, businesses, and the general public by
A catalog of architectural tactics for cyber-foraging
  • G. Lewis, P. Lago
  • Computer Science
    2015 11th International ACM SIGSOFT Conference on Quality of Software Architectures (QoSA)
  • 2015
TLDR
This paper presents a catalog of architectural tactics for cyber-foraging that was derived from the results of a systematic literature review on architectures for cyber foraging systems, and Elements of the architectures identified in the primary studies were codified in the form of Architectural Tactics for Cyber-Foraging.
...
...