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The Green Computing Book

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State-of-the-Art Approaches to Advance the Large-Scale Green Computing Movement Edited by one of the founders and lead investigator of the Green500 list, The Green Computing Book: Tackling Energy Efficiency at Large Scale explores seminal research in large-scale green computing. It begins with low-level, hardware-based approaches and then traverses up the software stack with increasingly higher-level, software-based approaches. In the first chapter, the IBM Blue Gene team illustrates how to improve the energy efficiency of a supercomputer by an order of magnitude without any system performance loss in parallelizable applications. The next few chapters explain how to enhance the energy efficiency of a large-scale computing system via compiler-directed energy optimizations, an adaptive run-time system, and a general prediction performance framework. The book then explores the interactions between energy management and reliability and describes storage system organization that maximizes energy efficiency and reliability. It also addresses the need for coordinated power control across different layers and covers demand response policies in computing centers. The final chapter assesses the impact of servers on data center costs.
Author: Wu-chun Feng
Published by CRC Press on 06/16/2014
Book details: 353 pages.

Green Computing

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Explaining how going green can pay for itself, Green Computing: Tools and Techniques for Saving Energy, Money, and Resources ties the green agenda in IT to the broader corporate agenda in risk management, brand management, and reputation management. Written by a leading author in the IT field, this authoritative reference provides easy access to quotable budget justifications that readers can use to place IT stakeholders on the same page for this new agenda that can save valuable resources and the planet. Bringing together everything IT professionals need to know about green computing, the book embodies a new philosophy on how to deploy IT devices, software, and services in a way that makes people more effective with fewer resources. It presents helpful tips on how to maximize energy savings as well as how to present information gradually to allow peers and stakeholders to absorb it. The book’s comprehensive coverage includes various types of hardware and software, including the changes currently happening, underlying trends, products currently on the market, and what to expect—or, in some cases, what organizations should ask for—from suppliers in the future. On the hardware side, the book considers tablet computers—examining the iPad® and Android®-based tablets. On the software side, it examines the general trend toward cloud computing. It provides important examples of this rapidly emerging trend as well as guidance on how to use the cloud to make software available and to store large amounts of data. Demonstrating the savings and increased business resiliency that can result from green computing, this book offers C-suite executives, senior IT management, project managers, suppliers, and market analysts with the tools required to understand why you need to act, how to act, what to buy, when to do it, and who should act.
Author: Bud E. Smith
Published by CRC Press on 07/08/2013
Book details: 262 pages.

Green Computing Strategies for Competitive Advantage and Business Sustainability

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In the age of corporate responsibility, green technology and sustainability continue to grip the consciousness of businesses. However, the development of appropriate business-driven green computing applications requires an awareness of the best practices of the green agenda. Green Computing Strategies for Competitive Advantage and Business Sustainability provides emerging research on maintaining an eco-friendly environment regarding cloud computing and promoting reusability. While highlighting competitive advantages, power consumption, and project evaluation, readers will learn about various techniques for reducing energy consumption in cloud performance and information technology systems. This book is a vital resource for academics, researchers, students, professionals, and managers interested in novel trends in green computing applications and technology.
Published by IGI Global on 02/02/2018
Book details: 324 pages.

Handbook of Energy-Aware and Green Computing - Two Volume Set

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Implementing energy-efficient CPUs and peripherals as well as reducing resource consumption have become emerging trends in computing. As computers increase in speed and power, their energy issues become more and more prevalent. The need to develop and promote environmentally friendly computer technologies and systems has also come to the forefront in computing research. A pioneering publication for researchers in computer science and engineering, Handbook of Energy-Aware and Green Computing, Two-Volume Set is one of the first to present a comprehensive account of recent research in energy-aware and green computing. Edited by the co-chairs of the International Green Computing Conference, this handbook incorporates fundamental knowledge from all related areas, including circuit and component design, software, operating systems, networking, mobile computing, and data centers. It also discusses up-to-date research on many aspects of power-aware computing at the component, software, and system levels.
Published by CRC Press on 02/03/2016
Book details: 1284 pages.

Harnessing Green IT

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“Ultimately, this is a remarkable book, a practical testimonial, and a comprehensive bibliography rolled into one. It is a single, bright sword cut across the various murky green IT topics. And if my mistakes and lessons learned through the green IT journey are any indication, this book will be used every day by folks interested in greening IT.” — Simon Y. Liu, Ph.D. & Ed.D., Editor-in-Chief, IT Professional Magazine, IEEE Computer Society, Director, U.S. National Agricultural Library This book presents a holistic perspective on Green IT by discussing its various facets and showing how to strategically embrace it Harnessing Green IT: Principles and Practices examines various ways of making computing and information systems greener – environmentally sustainable -, as well as several means of using Information Technology (IT) as a tool and an enabler to improve the environmental sustainability. The book focuses on both greening of IT and greening by IT – complimentary approaches to attaining environmental sustainability. In a single volume, it comprehensively covers several key aspects of Green IT - green technologies, design, standards, maturity models, strategies and adoption -, and presents a clear approach to greening IT encompassing green use, green disposal, green design, and green manufacturing. It also illustrates how to strategically apply green IT in practice in several areas. Key Features: Presents a comprehensive coverage of key topics of importance and practical relevance - green technologies, design, standards, maturity models, strategies and adoption Highlights several useful approaches to embracing green IT in several areas Features chapters written by accomplished experts from industry and academia who have first-hand knowledge and expertise in specific areas of green IT Presents a set of review and discussion questions for each chapter that will help the readers to examine and explore the green IT domain further Includes a companion website providing resources for further information and presentation slides This book will be an invaluable resource for IT Professionals, academics, students, researchers, project leaders/managers, IT business executives, CIOs, CTOs and anyone interested in Green IT and harnessing it to enhance our environment.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 08/31/2012
Book details: 432 pages.

Sustainable ICTs and Management Systems for Green Computing

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"This book focuses on information technology using sustainable green computing to reduce energy and resources used"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Hu, Wen-Chen
Published by IGI Global on 06/30/2012
Book details: 495 pages.

Evolutionary Based Solutions for Green Computing

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Today’s highly parameterized large-scale distributed computing systems may be composed of a large number of various components (computers, databases, etc) and must provide a wide range of services. The users of such systems, located at different (geographical or managerial) network cluster may have a limited access to the system’s services and resources, and different, often conflicting, expectations and requirements. Moreover, the information and data processed in such dynamic environments may be incomplete, imprecise, fragmentary, and overloading. All of the above mentioned issues require some intelligent scalable methodologies for the management of the whole complex structure, which unfortunately may increase the energy consumption of such systems. An optimal energy utilization has reached to a point that many information technology (IT) managers and corporate executives are all up in arms to identify scalable solution that can reduce electricity consumption (so that the total cost of operation is minimized) of their respective large-scale computing systems and simultaneously improve upon or maintain the current throughput of the system. This book in its eight chapters, addresses the fundamental issues related to the energy usage and the optimal low-cost system design in high performance ``green computing’’ systems. The recent evolutionary and general metaheuristic-based solutions for energy optimization in data processing, scheduling, resource allocation, and communication in modern computational grids, could and network computing are presented along with several important conventional technologies to cover the hot topics from the fundamental theory of the ‘’green computing’’ concept and to describe the basic architectures of systems. This book points out the potential application areas and provides detailed examples of application case studies in low-energy computational systems. The development trends and open research issues are also outlined. All of those technologies have formed the foundation for the green computing that we know of today.
Published by Springer on 08/14/2012
Book details: 256 pages.

Green Computing with Emerging Memory

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This book describes computing innovation, using non-volatile memory for a sustainable world. It appeals to both computing engineers and device engineers by describing a new means of lower power computing innovation, without sacrificing performance over conventional low-voltage operation. Readers will be introduced to methods of design and implementation for non-volatile memory which allow computing equipment to be turned off normally when not in use and to be turned on instantly to operate with full performance when needed.
Published by Springer Science & Business Media on 05/01/2012
Book details: 213 pages.

International and Interdisciplinary Studies in Green Computing

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With the growing awareness and popularity of environmental preservation, research on green computing has gained recognition around the world. Information technology must adopt initiatives in making computers as energy-efficient as possible, as well as design algorithms and systems for efficiency-related computer technologies. International and Interdisciplinary Studies in Green Computing provides coverage on strategic green issues and practices for competitive advantages and cost-cutting in modern organizations and business sectors in order to reach environmental goals.
Author: Ganesh, K.
Published by IGI Global on 12/31/2012
Book details: 238 pages.

Handbook of Green Information and Communication Systems

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This book gives a comprehensive guide on the fundamental concepts, applications, algorithms, protocols, new trends and challenges, and research results in the area of Green Information and Communications Systems. It is an invaluable resource giving knowledge on the core and specialized issues in the field, making it highly suitable for both the new and experienced researcher in this area. Key Features: Core research topics of green information and communication systems are covered from a network design perspective, giving both theoretical and practical perspectives Provides a unified covering of otherwise disperse selected topics on green computing, information, communication and networking Includes a set of downloadable PowerPoint slides and glossary of terms for each chapter A ‘whose-who’ of international contributors Extensive bibliography for enhancing further knowledge Coverage includes: Smart grid technologies and communications Spectrum management Cognitive and autonomous radio systems Computing and communication architectures Data centres Distributed networking Cloud computing Next generation wireless communication systems 4G access networking Optical core networks Cooperation transmission Security and privacy Core research topics of green information and communication systems are covered from a network design perspective, giving both a theoretical and practical perspective A ‘whose-who’ of international contributors Extensive bibliography for enhancing further knowledge
Published by Academic Press on 11/20/2012
Book details: 816 pages.
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