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Roadmap to Greener Computing

1st Edition

By Raoul-Abelin Choumin Nguemaleu, Lionel Montheu

Chapman and Hall/CRC

246 pages | 115 B/W Illus.

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As computers become faster, use more energy, and older models become obsolete more quickly, the question is often asked: What can the engineering and computer science community do to make computing greener? Roadmap to Greener Computing defines the challenges involved in making computing more environmentally friendly and includes methods and techniques for overcoming them.

The book provides a concise, simplified, and easily accessible examination of how computer infrastructure affects the environment. Divided into six stand-alone chapters, the text addresses green computing topics such as power consumption, cooling, manufacturing issues, and computer disposal as well as hot topics such as cloud computing and noise pollution in IT. It also explores the Eco-Design concept and the impact of CAD on the environment as well as potential areas for improvement in the future.

Features

  • Details the impact of the computer infrastructure life cycle on the environment and solutions for greener IT
  • Presents methodologies, designs, frameworks and software development tools that can be used to compute energy efficiently
  • Discusses designer and CAD applications that can reduce damage of products and the environment
  • Examines noise pollution caused by computers and computerusers, its effects on their daily lives, and how to counteract it
  • Covers the many options for handling obsolete computers, including upgrading and recycling
  • Introduces the green capabilities of cloud computing

Written by professionals with backgrounds in mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, design, software engineering, and computer science, this book discusses design and the environment, includes references to literature, and presents concrete day-to-day business scenarios, supplying a clear balance between theory and practice. It analyzes methodologies, designs, frameworks, and software development tools that can then be used to reduce the energy consumption or increase energy efficiencies in computing and influence the environment positively.

Table of Contents

On The Way to Eco-Friendly Computer Infrastructure: The Impact of Computer Infrastructure Lifecycle on the Environment and Solutions for Greener IT

Definitions and Abbreviations

Introduction

Manufacturing Computer Components

Green Purchasing in IT

Using Computer Systems

End of Life of Computer Systems/Components

How Can IT Positively Influence the Environment?

Conclusion

References

Green Computer Science: Methodologies, Designs, Frameworks, and Tools That Can Be Used to Compute Energy Efficiently

Definitions and Abbreviations

Introduction

About Computer Science

Energy Efficiency in Computer Science

Profiling—Assessing Software Efficiency

Conclusion

Literature And References

Computer Aided Sustainable Design: How Designer and CAD Applications Can Reduce Damage of Products and the Environment

Definitions and Abbreviations

Introduction

Definition Of Cad

How Cad Affects Today’s Environment

Eco-Design

Designer Impact on Eco-Design

Eco-Friendly Product Lifecycle

"Green" Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Conclusion

References

Computing Noise Pollution

Introduction

What Is Sound?

How Can Sound Be Described?

Noise

Computer System Noise

References

End-Of-Life Opportunities For Computers And Computer Parts

Abbreviations And Definitions

Introduction

Before Starting the Processes of the Flow Diagram

Delete All Personal Information from Our Electronics

The Flow Diagram

Conclusion

References

Green Cloud Computing

Abbreviations

Before Cloud Computing

Understanding Cloud Computing

Various Use Cases for Cloud Computing

Benefits

Risks

References

Index

About the Originator

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM012040
COMPUTERS / Programming / Games
COM059000
COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering
MAT000000
MATHEMATICS / General
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General