OVHcloud launches carbon calculator
OVHcloud now provides its IaaS customers with a carbon calculator aimed at giving them monthly reports on their cloud-related carbon emission. A fully transparent carbon report The methodology behind the carbon calculator required more than eight months of development, and aims to be exhaustive, by considering factors such as manufacturing down to the component level. Accessible on demand from the OVHcloud customer panel, the tool takes into account the estimated electrical consumption of servers from OVHcloud datacenter monitoring and map them to their carbon equivalent, taking into account the cooling and networking equipment, as well as freight, manufacturing, end of life and waste management, to provide a complete picture of the actual carbon footprint.Read the article
Dissemination - "ICT and the ecological transition: scientific challenges and solutions"
On June 16th, 2023, Romain Rouvoy and Pierre Rust, together with Anne Varet (Ademe), Paul Benoit (Qarnot), Jean-Marc Steffann (Groupe La Poste), and Jacques Sainte-Marie (Inria) have participated to a Vivatech'23 session on ICT and the ecological transition: scientific challenges and solutions.Read the article
3rd consortium meeting in Lille!
For over a year now, Inria, OVHcloud, Orange and Davidson consulting have been working together to study how to measure and reduce the environmental impact of cloud-native applications. Now supported by ANR, the above contributors met on April 11th and 12th at Inria, in Lille. Scientific presentations and dynamic exchanges around the experiments and deliverables of the project were on the agenda. After a first year rich in research and studies on native cloud applications, their variability and existing environmental indexes, the first experiments defined by the members of the consortium are underway with the objective of being able to qualify the impact of an application and propose areas of improvement to reduce the footprint, in terms of choice of architecture, technical stack, deployment …Read the article
Paper accepted at ICT4S conference
A new paper (authored by Thibault, Pierre, Romain and Joel) has been recently accepted in ICT4S 2023 (International Conference on Information and Communications Technology for Sustainability). Uncovering the Envronmental Impact of Software Life Cycle Summary: The environmental footprint of a software service development may be impacted by several factors, spanning human factors to infrastructure choices. To the best of our knowledge, the state of the art in the domain of environmental footprint fails i) to address the full spectrum of software services life cycle, from design to operation and maintenance and ii) to cover different categories of impacts.Read the article
Press - "Le numérique est-il un progrès durable ?" Pour la Science
A special issue of Pour la Science on the sustainability of the Digital sector has been published. You can find out more here: https://www.inria.fr/fr/numerique-progres-durable-environnement-pour-la-science The frugal digital factory Daniel Romero and Romain Rouvoy (Inria) has co-authored an article on measuring the energy-efficiency of software. This article present PowerAPI, a virtual Wattmeter that can be used to evaluate a software energy-efficiency. Daniel and Romain then present current initiatives on reducing software environmental footprint (e.Read the article
Press - "La chasse au gaspillage dans le cloud et les data centers"
Romain Rouvoy and Pierre Jacquet have co-authored, with Thomas Ledoux, an online article entitled La chasse au gaspillage dans le cloud et les data centers in the online media The conversation. This article details methods and approches to reduce resource wastes (i.e., overbooking or overcommitment) in data centers.Read the article
Thesis defense - Guillaume Fieni
Guillaume Fieni has defended his thesis today (15th december 2022). Congratulations doctor! 🎉 Thesis title Towards Modeling the Power Usage Efficiency of Software-Defined Computing Infrastructures Summary Energy is one of the biggest expenses for a data center, most of which is attributed to the cooling system, as well as the many underlying parts, such as network equipment and the large number of machines used. These infrastructures are very energy-intensive, and their number is constantly increasing around the world, especially due to the growing popularity of the Cloud Computing.Read the article
Thesis defense - Mohammed Chakib Belgaid
Mohammed Chakib Belgaid has defended his thesis today (14th december 2022, funded by Davidson consulting). Congratulations doctor! 🎉 Thesis title Green Coding : an Empirical Approach to Harness the Energy Consumption of Software Services Summary The ICT sector is claimed to account for 2% of global emissions. Even though this might seem like a small number, the success of ICT technologies will always lead to more greenhouse gas emissions. In 2019, the number of data centers worldwide was 1.Read the article
2nd Distiller consortium meeting in Rennes!
For the last two days, our consortium had the pleasure to meet in Rennes, in Davidson’s office. During these two days, Distiller partners had the opportunity to share current progress and upcoming scientific and technical activities.Read the article
Press - "Des usages et services numériques durables grâce à l’écoconception"
The Distiller project has been featured in the following article published by Orange: Des usages et services numériques durables grâce à l’écoconception. This article presents how Orange aims to build more sustainable software and infrastructures.Read the article
Press - "Making applications more energy-efficient"
The ANR Distiller project has been featured in the following CNRS article: Making applications more energy-efficient. This online article reports on insights about the growing environmental footprint of the IT sector, often due to the growing energy appetite of software. To better measure the energy usage of your software, solutions like PowerAPI has been developed.Read the article