Green computing: A life cycle perspective

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

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Abstract

Green computing has become synonymous with low-power/energy computing. However, many environmental impacts of computing, such as manufacturing, are significant, possibly moreso than the operational/use phase. In this paper we motivate manufacturing as an issue of sustainable computing. We also demonstrate the manufacturing component of chips plays a significant role in the overall energy consumption of the computer over its life-cycle. Current trends indicate this component will increase at more aggressive technology nodes. In the context of life-cycle assessment of larger systems, manufacturing of computer systems deployed in buildings can be significant compared to the construction of the building itself.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 International Green Computing Conference Proceedings, IGCC 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781479906222
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event2013 International Green Computing Conference, IGCC 2013 - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2013Jun 29 2013

Publication series

Name2013 International Green Computing Conference Proceedings, IGCC 2013

Other

Other2013 International Green Computing Conference, IGCC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period6/27/136/29/13

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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Jones, A. K., Liao, L., Collinge, W. O., Xu, H., Schaefer, L. A., Landis, A. E., & Bilec, M. M. (2013). Green computing: A life cycle perspective. In 2013 International Green Computing Conference Proceedings, IGCC 2013 [6604497] (2013 International Green Computing Conference Proceedings, IGCC 2013). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGCC.2013.6604497