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Primeur weekly 2017-05-29

Focus

GEDE urges e-IRG to raise their voice in discussion about service-oriented support for research infrastructures and Persistent Identifiers ...

Computational microscopy needs big supercomputers to study secrets of self-organising cell membranes ...

Quantum computing

Study takes step toward mass-producible quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

ISC High Performance sets course for 2018 Conference ...

OpenAIRE organises survey on the Horizon 2020 template for Data Management Plans ...

Omani NREN connects to NetherLight via a 1 Gbit/s link ...

Middleware

OpenMP ARB appoints Duncan Poole of NVIDIA and Kathryn O'Brien of IBM to its Board of Directors ...

Hardware

OCF to deliver new 600 Teraflop HPC machine for University of Bristol ...

DDN technology delivers production-level performance for machine learning success at scale ...

DDN names industry visionary Eric Barton as CTO for software-defined storage ...

Hitachi to deliver new mainframe based on IBM z Systems in Japan ...

Next-gen computing: Memristor chips that see patterns over pixels ...

KIT's supercomputer is excellent in all respects ...

Shared e-Infrastructure saves energy ...

Applications

IBM and Rensselaer team to research chronic diseases with cognitive computing ...

Global Fog Computing Market 2017-2023: Growing demand for real time interaction ...

Supercomputer study unlocks secrets of brain and safer anesthetics ...

Magnetic order in a two-dimensional molecular chessboard ...

Wafer-thin magnetic materials developed for future quantum technologies ...

City model created from images alone ...

Optimizing power networks for tomorrow's smart cities ...

Supercomputing helps researchers understand Earth's interior ...

Compiling Big Data in a human-centric way ...

A new approach to forecasting solar flares? ...

The Cloud

AS ONE leverages Oracle Database Cloud to publish inventory data to 4,300 dealers in real time ...

Red Hat to acquire Codenvy, provider of agile and Cloud-native development tools ...

Shared e-Infrastructure saves energy


29 May 2017 Amsterdam - When education and research institutions place their ICT on a shared e-Infrastructure this generates a considerable amount of energy savings, estimated at tens of percentages. SURF has inventorised the effects of a transition and makes some important recommendations in the Sustainable e-Infrastructure report.

Shared e-Infrastructure allows you to think about the shared use of a data centre, sharing computing capacity or data storage, a shared research data management platform, a shared e-mail environment with a commercial vendor, or a shared application for student administration. Federative Cloud is a special case of ICT infrastructure, delivering and collecting between institutions.

The decline in energy consumption when switching from its own location to ICT infrastructure is mainly due to the larger scale of interconnected ICT equipment. With scale size, the utilization of ICT equipment can be much better optimized, requiring less equipment and thus consuming less energy. In addition, ICT infrastructure is usually younger and the ICT equipment and infrastructure are more energy efficient.

The report and its checklist help institutions to set up their own transition from on-premise ICT to ICT in the e-Infrastructure and to substantiate it with arguments and figures. SURF makes some recommendations for institutions that want to set up their ICT in a more sustainable way. The most important are: demand maximum CO2 and energy efficiency from your e-infrastructure provider; strive for maximum scale in the e-infrastructure and make your own business processes sustainable.

The report was presented on 19 May during the National Day for Sustainability in Higher Education (NDDHO17). During this session, Bob van Graft, Director of IT at the Free University, claimed: "Within the education and research sector, it is worth investigating whether the consolidation of the ICT infrastructure can be addressed in a similar manner to the consolidation of the National Data Centers. At least one ICT infrastructure should be sustainable."

You can now download the report and the associated checklist.
Source: SURF

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-05-29

Focus

GEDE urges e-IRG to raise their voice in discussion about service-oriented support for research infrastructures and Persistent Identifiers ...

Computational microscopy needs big supercomputers to study secrets of self-organising cell membranes ...

Quantum computing

Study takes step toward mass-producible quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

ISC High Performance sets course for 2018 Conference ...

OpenAIRE organises survey on the Horizon 2020 template for Data Management Plans ...

Omani NREN connects to NetherLight via a 1 Gbit/s link ...

Middleware

OpenMP ARB appoints Duncan Poole of NVIDIA and Kathryn O'Brien of IBM to its Board of Directors ...

Hardware

OCF to deliver new 600 Teraflop HPC machine for University of Bristol ...

DDN technology delivers production-level performance for machine learning success at scale ...

DDN names industry visionary Eric Barton as CTO for software-defined storage ...

Hitachi to deliver new mainframe based on IBM z Systems in Japan ...

Next-gen computing: Memristor chips that see patterns over pixels ...

KIT's supercomputer is excellent in all respects ...

Shared e-Infrastructure saves energy ...

Applications

IBM and Rensselaer team to research chronic diseases with cognitive computing ...

Global Fog Computing Market 2017-2023: Growing demand for real time interaction ...

Supercomputer study unlocks secrets of brain and safer anesthetics ...

Magnetic order in a two-dimensional molecular chessboard ...

Wafer-thin magnetic materials developed for future quantum technologies ...

City model created from images alone ...

Optimizing power networks for tomorrow's smart cities ...

Supercomputing helps researchers understand Earth's interior ...

Compiling Big Data in a human-centric way ...

A new approach to forecasting solar flares? ...

The Cloud

AS ONE leverages Oracle Database Cloud to publish inventory data to 4,300 dealers in real time ...

Red Hat to acquire Codenvy, provider of agile and Cloud-native development tools ...