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We are living in the era of "Big Data" and the computing power required to deal with "Big Data" both in terms of its energy consumption and technical complexity is one of the key areas of research and development. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that centralized computing infrastructures (data centres) currently use 7 giga watts of electricity during peak loads. This translates into about 61 billion kilowatt hours of electricity used. By the EPA's estimates, power-hungry data centres consume the annual output of 15 average-sized power plants. One of the top constraints to increasing computing power, besides the ability to cool, is simply delivering enough power to a given physical space.

Green Information Technology: A Sustainable Approach offers in a single volume a broad collection of practical techniques and methodologies for designing, building and implementing a green technology strategy in any large enterprise environment, which up until now has been scattered in difficult-to-find scholarly resources. Included here is the latest information on emerging technologies and their environmental impact, how to effectively measure sustainability, discussions on sustainable hardware and software design, as well as how to use big data and cloud computing to drive efficiencies and establish a framework for sustainability in the information technology infrastructure.

Written by recognized experts in both academia and industry, Green Information Technology: A Sustainable Approach is a must-have guide for researchers, computer architects, computer engineers and IT professionals with an interest in greater efficiency with less environmental impact.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 190.5 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 748.42g
  • Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0128013796
  • 9780128013793
  • 1,771,664

Table of contents

Section 1 - Green IT: Emerging Technologies and Challenges
Chapter 1 - Green ICT: History, Agenda and Challenges Ahead
Mohammad Dastbaz
Chapter 2 - Emerging Technologies and their Environmental Impact
Colin Pattinson
Section 2 - Green IT: Law and Measurement
Chapter 3 - Measurements and Sustainability
Eric Rondeau, Francis Lepage, Jean-Philippe Georges, Gerard Morel
Chapter 4 - The Law of Green IT
Eva Julia Lohse, Erlangen-Nurnberg
Chapter 5 - Quantitative and Systemic Methods for Modelling Sustainability
Amin Hosseinian-Far, Hamid Jahankhani
Section 3 - Sustainable Computing, Cloud and Big Data
Chapter 6- Sustainable Cloud Computing
Konstantinos Domdouzis
Chapter 7: Sustainable Software Design
Michael Engel
Chapter 8 - Achieving the green theme through the use of traffic characterisation in data centres
Kiran Voderhobli
Section 4 - Future Solutions
Chapter 9 - Energy Harvesting and the Internet of Things
Christian DeFeo
Chapter 10 - 3D Printing and Sustainable Product Development (Factory 2.0)
Wilkinson and Cope
Section 5 - Case Studies
Chapter 11 - Automated Demand Response, Smart Grid Technologies and Sustainable Energy Solutions
Azad Camyab
Chapter 12 - Critical Issues for Data Center Energy Efficiency
Pattinson, C., Kor, A. L., and Cross, R.
Chapter 13 - Community Wide Area Network and Mobile ISP
Pattinson, C., Kor, A. L., and Braddock, R.
Chapter 14 - Thin-client and Energy Efficiency
Pattinson, C., Cross, R., and Kor, A. L.
Chapter 15 - Cloud Computing, Sustainability and Risk
Babak Akhgar, Ashkan Tafaghodi, Konstantinos Domdouzis
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"... if you have any interest in a sustainable future, you'll find it's worth reading in its entirety." -- Computing Reviews
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"... if you have any interest in a sustainable future, you'll find it's worth reading in its entirety." --Computing Reviews
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About Colin Pattinson

Professor Dastbaz's main research work over the recent years has been focused on the use and impact of emerging technologies in society, particularly learning, training and the development of "government". Mohammad has led EU and UK based funded research projects and has been the Symposium Chair of Multimedia Systems in IEEE's Information Visualisation (IV) conference since 2002. He has over 50 refereed publications, including numerous journal paper articles, conference papers, book chapters and Books on e-learning, eGovernment and design and development of Multimedia Systems. Professor Dastbaz is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and UK's Higher Education Academy as well as the professional member of ACM and IEEE's computer society. Colin Pattinson has been an academic member of staff at Leeds Met since 1985, beginning as a junior lecturer, progressing to Professor in 2006 and Head of School from 2011. During that time, his research and teaching has reflected the massive changes in computer and communications technologies, beginning with very basic computer to computer connections, through the development of the Internet to current developments in smart phones and cloud computing. Colin continues to be an active researcher in these areas, with a particular interest in measuring and understanding the performance of IT systems. Babak Akhgar is Professor of Informatics and Director of CENTRIC (Center of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organized Crime Research) at Sheffield Hallam University (UK) and Fellow of the British Computer Society. He has more than 100 refereed publications in international journals and conferences on information systems with specific focus on knowledge management (KM). He is member of editorial boards of several international journals and has acted as Chair and Program Committee Member for numerous international conferences. He has extensive and hands-on experience in the development, management and execution of KM projects and large international security initiatives (e.g., the application of social media in crisis management, intelligence-based combating of terrorism and organized crime, gun crime, cyber-crime and cyber terrorism and cross cultural ideology polarization). In addition to this he is the technical lead of two EU Security projects: "Courage" on Cyber-Crime and Cyber-Terrorism and "Athena" onthe Application of Social Media and Mobile Devices in Crisis Management. He has co-edited several books on Intelligence Management. His recent books are titled "Strategic Intelligence Management (National Security Imperatives and Information and Communications Technologies)", "Knowledge Driven Frameworks for Combating Terrorism and Organised Crime" and "Emerging Trends in ICT Security". Prof Akhgar is member of the academic advisory board of SAS UK.
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