Among the partners of the project are HP and Atos Origin. The partners are interested in reducing the energy footprint of Cloud computing.
Over the last decade and possibly in the future, we are going to see a massive increase in the energy consumption of data centres and Cloud platforms as a whole. ASCETiC will try to reduce the energy consumption of these systems and make them more green, more environmentally friendly.
Django Armstrong's specific role in the ASCETiC project is that of technical and scientific coordinator. His team is responsible for creating an architecture and a software platform for reducing the energy consumption of applications the developers design and deploy onto Cloud platforms such as Amazon and Microsoft Azure.
In the first year of the project, which runs over 3 years, the team managed to achieve several things. The partners have created a toolkit that people can take and entertain the energy their software is consuming. All layers within the complete lifecycle of a Cloud application are involved, from development to construction, deployment and operation.
The ASCETiC team has developed tools that can tell a developer or a Cloud provider how much energy their application is consuming during a certain point in time in the lifecycle.
More information is available at the ASCETiC project website.
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