Cloud Computing — Erol Gelenbe / Serious Science

| March 31, 2020

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Computer scientist Erol Gelenbe on the energy consumption in cloud servers, fog computing and why do data centres require special design of networks. 'We're turning towards infrastructure machines that have megawatts of electricity consumption. They are using this electricity all the time, even when they're not very busy. They are not only using electricity to compute and to transfer data inside the system, but they’re also using electricity to cool the machines down. If you spend 1 for making the thing work, you may be spending 0.5 for cooling it down.'

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