Sustainable Software

Learn how to define, build and run sustainable software applications.

Sustainable Software Engineering (SSE) and the role and responsibilities of a Sustainable Software Engineer

Sustainable Software Engineering is a new discipline that brings together climatology, software and hardware technology and data center designs. In this post I will clarify these principles, describing the possible role of the Sustainable Software Engineer, with consequent responsibilities and skills necessary to interpret it at the best.

Using ML to monitor coral reef bleaching

Coral Reefs & Bleaching Events Coral reefs form home for an estimated 25% of all marine life incorporating more than four thousand species of fish and over a million other aquatic species that live, breed, and are dependent on coral reef ecosystems during their lifetime [1]. This number is significantly important if we consider that...

The current state of affairs and a roadmap for effective carbon-accounting tooling in AI

The societal case for carbon accounting of AI systems   Digital services consume a lot of energy and it goes without saying that in a world with accelerating climate change, we must be conscious in all parts of life with our carbon footprints. In the case of the software that we write, specifically, the AI systems we build, these ...

Introducing EcoQoS

EcoQoS is a new Quality of Service (QoS) level introduced to Windows that developers can now opt-in to run their work efficiently, leading to better energy efficiency/increased battery life, reduced fan noise and power/thermal throttling.

Tuning Servers for Energy Savings

An overview of the key power and performance features, how to enable them, and touch on collecting traces and running benchmarks to see what’s impacted by these features. The goal of this article is to help you find the right sets of power configurations to be able to meet the demands of your workload while being energy efficient.

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.

Carbon-Aware Kubernetes

If you are running microservices these days there is a high probability you are managing them with Kubernetes. Kubernetes makes container management easy and its websites boasts of “Planet Scale”, “Never Outgrow”, and “Run Anywhere” as some of its key features. As a Sustainable Software Engineer, I read those phrases as more of a ...

Balancing the Three Areas of Sustainability Engineering

Sustainability in Software Engineering Software engineering has evolved over the years as new capabilities are discovered and new information introduced. Software developers and operations engineers were typically seen as two very separate roles. Once the cloud began to commoditize hardware these roles began to blend together into a new ...

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