From IT Conversations Phil Windley’s interview with Jeremy Faludi about Green Computing. I highly recommend listening to this. They address the environmental aspects of computing from the massive amount of power used by data centers to the chemicals used in the production of computing equipment.
Jeremy Faludi has written a 4 part article on green computing
- Green Computing Update, Part 1: Data Centers
- Green Computing Update, Part 2: Components
- Green Computing Update, Part 3: Whole Machines
- Green Computing Update, Part 4: Computers as Green Tools
The show was also the first time I had heard of The Green500 that ranks systems by MFLOPS/Watt. I am interested in both environment and tech issues so I have found the issues of Green Computing very interesting. Tech is so much part of the world, the impact this tech has on the environment is going to become more and more important in to the future.