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. Still in the continuity of the DISTILLER project (with ANR funding), the contributors met on April 11 and 12 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 paper (authored by SIMON Thibault, RUST Pierre, ROUVOY Romain and PENHOAT Joel) has been accepted ICT4S 2023 (The 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 - "La chasse au gaspillage dans le cloud et les data centers"
Romain Rouvoy and Pierre Jacquet have co-authored with Thomas Ledoux an article called “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. This article can be accessed hereRead the article
Thesis defense - Guillaume Fieni
Guillaume Fieni has defended his thesis today (15 dec. 2022). Congratulation 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 (14 dec. 2022). Congratulation 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
Consortium meeting in Rennes!
For the last two days our consortium had the pleasure to meet in Rennes, in Davidson’s office. We discussed current and future scientific and technical activities.Read the article
Press - "Des usages et services numériques durables grâce à l’écoconception"
Distiller has been featured in the following article, by Orange: “Des usages et services numériques durables grâce à l’écoconception” [link]. This article presents how Orange aims to build more sustainable software and infrastructures.Read the article
Press - "Making applications more energy-efficient"
Distiller has been featured in the following CNRS article: “Making applications more energy-efficient” [link]. This article states facts about the growing footprint of the digital sector, often due to the growing energy appetite of softwares. To better measure the energy usage of your software, solutions like PowerAPI has been developed.Read the article