Considering fabrication in sustainable computing

Alex K. Jones, Yiran Chen, William O. Collinge, Haifeng Xu, Laura A. Schaefer, Amy E. Landis, Melissa M. Bilec

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9 Scopus citations

Abstract

The term green computing has become effectively synonymous with low-power/energy computing. However, for computing to be truly sustainable, all phases of the system life-cycle must be considered. In contrast to the considerable effort that has been applied to address the use-phase energy consumption issue - ranging from battery powered embedded systems to data center servers - there is limited awareness or attention to the considerable energy consumption and environmental impacts from semiconductor fabrication. Current research indicates that fabrication is responsible for a significant factor of the energy utilized by these systems throughout their life-cycle. The trends of technology scaling coupled with developing hybrid fabrication solutions for integration of emerging technologies, while beneficial for use-phase power consumption, exacerbate these increasing environmental impacts from fabrication. Thus, design for sustainability is a grand challenge that must be addressed over the next decade.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2013 - Digest of Technical Papers
Pages206-210
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 32nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2013 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 18 2013Nov 21 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers, ICCAD
ISSN (Print)1092-3152

Other

Other2013 32nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period11/18/1311/21/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Jones, A. K., Chen, Y., Collinge, W. O., Xu, H., Schaefer, L. A., Landis, A. E., & Bilec, M. M. (2013). Considering fabrication in sustainable computing. In 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2013 - Digest of Technical Papers (pp. 206-210). [6691120] (IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers, ICCAD). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCAD.2013.6691120