GREEN ICT - Current and Future Challenges Peter James & Lisa Hopkinson University of Bradford www.goodcampus.org www.suste...
THE DARK FOOTPRINT OF THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY Heavy Burdens and …. Steam Computers
SUSTEIT FINDINGS <ul><li>2% of global CO 2  emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Sheffield - £1 million + electricity bill - 47% de...
Building Regulations Equipment/ Systems Buildings Campus Organisation Building Certificates – DEC; EPC Emission Trading Sc...
GREEN IT AGENDAS 2010 <ul><li>Desktop energy efficiency - low power - power management </li></ul><ul><li>Data centre energ...
GREEN IT AGENDAS 2010 <ul><li>Full costing </li></ul><ul><li>Financial responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-functional c...
GREEN IT 2020  – POTENTIAL BAD NEWS <ul><li>More of the same - increasing device numbers offsetting per unit efficiency im...
GREEN IT 2020? <ul><li>Low impact materials </li></ul><ul><li>All-optical data transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Process efficien...
NET ZERO CARBON DATA CENTERS <ul><li>More efficient equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative cooling - water; CO2 - dielectr...
Iceotope End to End Liquid Cooling Currently 30KW/Cabinet – Potential for 60KW/Cabinet No Chillers Needed Potential for wa...
SMART 2020 <ul><li>SMART 2020 - ICT can cut global 2020 CO 2  emissions by 12% net </li></ul><ul><li>Smart metering </li><...
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  • UK Market Transformation Programme estimates that data centre power consumption will rise from 46 TWH in 2006 to 93 TWH in 2020 assuming linear growth in use. Peak consumption of IT equipment in data centres is 8GW.
  • Birmingham Jisc Feb 25

    1. 1. GREEN ICT - Current and Future Challenges Peter James & Lisa Hopkinson University of Bradford www.goodcampus.org www.susteit.org.uk
    2. 2. THE DARK FOOTPRINT OF THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY Heavy Burdens and …. Steam Computers
    3. 3. SUSTEIT FINDINGS <ul><li>2% of global CO 2 emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Sheffield - £1 million + electricity bill - 47% desktop related </li></ul><ul><li>HE sector wide - 760,000 PCs - 215,000 servers - 147,000 networked printers - £60 million + energy bill - 275,000 tonnes of CO 2 </li></ul>
    4. 4. Building Regulations Equipment/ Systems Buildings Campus Organisation Building Certificates – DEC; EPC Emission Trading Scheme Inspection - Cooling Codes of Conduct - Data Centres BREEAM Higher Education Environmental Management Systems - EcoCampus - 14001 HE Funding Body Requirements - BREAM; - Carbon - EMS Universities That Count Renewable & Low Carbon Requirements Green League Table Procurement - Quick Wins Climate Change Act Holistic – all impacts Key Energy & Carbon only Current Future Inter-linked U&C Climate Commitment for Scotland Carbon Trust - HE CMP - Standard Carbon Reduction Commitment
    5. 5. GREEN IT AGENDAS 2010 <ul><li>Desktop energy efficiency - low power - power management </li></ul><ul><li>Data centre energy efficiency - air management - free/controlled cooling - power supply </li></ul><ul><li>Synergistic architectures - thin/thick/think client - virtualisation (& powerdown) - remote learning/processing etc </li></ul>
    6. 6. GREEN IT AGENDAS 2010 <ul><li>Full costing </li></ul><ul><li>Financial responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-functional collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>User involvement/ resistance </li></ul><ul><li>Security and privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion </li></ul>
    7. 7. GREEN IT 2020 – POTENTIAL BAD NEWS <ul><li>More of the same - increasing device numbers offsetting per unit efficiency improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing functionality </li></ul><ul><li>New (HPC) applications </li></ul><ul><li>Gargantuan storage </li></ul><ul><li>Vast network traffic </li></ul>
    8. 8. GREEN IT 2020? <ul><li>Low impact materials </li></ul><ul><li>All-optical data transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Process efficient software </li></ul><ul><li>Open source/standards </li></ul><ul><li>A genuinely sustainable cloud? - net zero carbon data centres - in developing countries </li></ul><ul><li>System integration </li></ul>
    9. 9. NET ZERO CARBON DATA CENTERS <ul><li>More efficient equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative cooling - water; CO2 - dielectric (Iceotope) </li></ul><ul><li>Heat recovery? </li></ul><ul><li>On-site renewables </li></ul><ul><li>More power storage </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated planning </li></ul>
    10. 10. Iceotope End to End Liquid Cooling Currently 30KW/Cabinet – Potential for 60KW/Cabinet No Chillers Needed Potential for water proof design High thermal mass Beta Product Running in UK Primary circuit (sealed coolant) Secondary circuit (local water) Final circuit (building water)
    11. 11. SMART 2020 <ul><li>SMART 2020 - ICT can cut global 2020 CO 2 emissions by 12% net </li></ul><ul><li>Smart metering </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligent buildings </li></ul><ul><li>New ways of working </li></ul><ul><li>New university models? </li></ul>

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