Sustainable Software

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Does the Language You Choose Change the Carbon Impact of Client UI Apps?
Does the Language You Choose Change the Carbon Impact of Client UI Apps?
In my previous post here, I went over how you can use the energy monitoring framework built into Windows (on battery powered devices) to estimate the energy consumption of your applications.  In this post, I am taking it a step further and using the energy monitoring framework to evaluate application tradeoffs a developer might make to ...
How Azure.com uses Serverless Functions for Consumption-based utilization and reduced always-on electric footprint
How Azure.com uses Serverless Functions for Consumption-based utilization and reduced always-on electric footprint
In June 2020, we shared how Azure.com achieves a global scale and how Sustainable Software Engineering principles were at the center. In this post we discuss how serverless architecture helped us create more sustainable apps and saved us 10x in azure spend for our data pipeline middleware. By shifting our workloads from always-on to on-demand...
Adopting Azure serverless architectures to help reduce CO2 emissions – Part 1
Adopting Azure serverless architectures to help reduce CO2 emissions – Part 1
The article explains how serverless architectures can be used to enable sustainable software engineering principles. It takes a sample claim processing system and provides a thought process on how to use Azure serverless components like functions and Event grid to build out a reference architecture and showcase key design patterns.
VLC Energy Optimization With GPU
VLC Energy Optimization With GPU
For the past few years, sustainable software engineering has arisen as one of the major topics in the daily discussions I have with software developers. Due to the advancements in technology, as well as the increasing awareness we share on climate change and the overall impact of tech on the environment, sustainable software engineering is now...
The Carbon Footprint Of AI
The Carbon Footprint Of AI
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform how we fight climate change. However, it also increasingly contributes to it: the carbon footprint of AI is growing exponentially. Bigger models, more data, and deployments contribute towards 'RedAI'. A nascent field called 'GreenAI' is focused on measuring & mitigating this.