Green Internet and Cyber-infrastructure Overview
Governments around the world are wrestling with the challenge of how to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The current preferred approaches are to impose carbon taxes and implement various forms of cap and trade. However another approach to help reduce carbon emission is to “reward” those directly who reduce their carbon footprint and complement their existing lifestyle. One possible reward system is to provide homeowners with free fiber to the home or free wireless products and other electronic services such as ebooks and eMovies if they deploy micro renewable energy sources for their ICT equipment and use eVehicles for energy transportation. Not only does the consumer benefit, but this business model also provides new revenue opportunities for small businesses, network operators, and eCommerce application providers.
Linking renewable energy with the Internet using eVehicles and dynamic charging where vehicle's batteries are charged as it travels along the road, may provide for a whole new "energy Internet" infrastructure for linking small distributed renewable energy sources to users. For more details please see:
How North American suburban sprawl could be the answer to global warning: http://goo.gl/UDz37
Free High Speed Internet to the Home: http://goo.gl/wGjVG
High level architecture of Building Zero Carbon Networks: http://goo.gl/juWdH
Monday, February 27, 2012
Another innovative low carbon brokered cloud strategy - Mastodon C
[Mastodon C is a new service from Magic Dashboards, a London-based startup.It helps developers and data scientists to minimize their environmental impact, by sending their Hadoop jobs to the greenest available locations, without reducing their productivity or significantly increasing cost.
The project use Jbroker for brokering Hadoop cloud jobs to AWS sites.
The project was born at the 2012 London Green Hackathon. If you'd like to see the project in its most nascent form, you can read the coverage on the AMEE Blog.—BSA]
It is great to see so many research and commercial organizations pursuing zero carbon or low carbon cloud/network initiatives including:
Hewlett-Packard, AMD, Clarkson University GreenCloud
2012 London Green Hackathon
Mastodon C web site
Calculating of your cloud computing carbon footprint
An excellent paper calculating cloud/network carbon footprint can be found at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6008718
Graph of past 24 hour carbon footprint of whole network is provided in every minutes. History videos are available here:
R&E Network and Green Internet Consultant.
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