Energy saving in Cloud Computing @EIT Summer School on Cloud Computing 2012
CREATE-NET’s researcher, Corentin Dupont has been invited by the University of Aalto (Finland) as a speaker for the EIT summer school on cloud computing 2012.
Corentin will give a lecture called "Energy saving in Cloud Computing", using the results of the European project FIT4Green, which aims at saving up to 20% of energy in Cloud data centers. Emphasis will be put on the techniques used to achieve this goal, especially the Green Service Level Agreement (an electronic contract between the client and the service provider that includes environmental aspects) which enforce the use of a technology called Constraint Programming.
The EIT summer school on cloud computing 2012 aims at providing the participants with an insight into the cloud computing technologies and business opportunities.
Cloud computing is nowadays a big energy consumer, and the production of this energy results in large CO2 emissions. Indeed, the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry accounts for approximately 2 percent of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, a figure equivalent to aviation (according to a Gartner's estimation).