Sustainable computing — where to focus?

Progress in renewable energy has pushed IT carbon footprints down, revealing how much more work is needed in manufacturing.

Energy and sustainable computing

Graph to show estimates for electricity intensity for the transmission network system from Aslan, et al (2018).

Materials and sustainable computing

Although the energy consumption of Facebook’s Prineville data centre increased between 2013 and 2019, its operational carbon output decreased because of renewable-energy purchases. From Gupta, et al (2020).
The hardware life cycle includes production, transport, use, and end-of-life processing. From Gupta, et al (2020).

Sustainable computing — where to focus?

Co-founder https://console.dev — the best tools for developers. Researching sustainable computing at Uptime Institute. https://davidmytton.blog

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