Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Monday, July 22, 2024


UK Government Assists Datacenter CO2 Reduction

A consortium led by Cambridge-based startup Alquist has been awarded almost £1 million in UK government funding to help datacenters reduce their carbon footprint. Full Article

Facebook Refines Energy Reporting

As Facebook extends its reach across the globe, the IT giant's carbon footprint is also expanding. Still, there's something to be said for transparency. Full Article

Climate Change Threatens Economic Development

According to a new scientific report commissioned by the World Bank, rising global temperatures are threatening the health and livelihoods of the most vulnerable populations. Full Article

CO2 Levels Hit New High

Climate scientists reported that the levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in over a million years. Full Article

Citizen Scientists to Help Map Global CO2 Emissions

Climate science researchers from Arizona State University are launching an innovative online "game" to better understand the global carbon cycle. Full Article

Clean Energy Conundrum: In Europe, Regulations Have Helped Create a “Golden Age Of Coal.”

EU Regulations intended to shift utilities from fossil fuels to renewable energy are having the reverse effect. As America shifts to natural gas, European coal prices drop, and utilities ...Full Article

In Defense of ICT’s Impact on Climate Change

From the New York Times article "Power, Pollution and the Internet" to Greenpeace's criticisms of the heavy use of carbon-emitting energy sources by Amazon and other cloud computing datacenters, ...Full Article

What Does It Really Mean To Be Green?

Author Brian Proffitt criticizes "greenwashing" in IT industry. Does lower energy consumption constitute green computing? What about the concepts of "sustainable" and zero carbon?Full Article