Energy Challenges with Computing: from Internet-of-Things to Datacenters

Speaker:  Sudeep Pasricha – Fort Collins, CO, United States
Topic(s):  Architecture, Embedded Systems and Electronics, Robotics


Within the next decade it is expected that the energy requirements of digital services will outstrip the world’s entire current electricity generation capacity. To a large extent, this alarming scenario will be driven by the Internet of Things (IoT): the increasing array of everyday devices – from smart TVs, through security cameras, to lighting systems, and countless modes of increasingly autonomous transport – that constantly emit and receive data. Datacenters that support these IoT devices are also significant energy hogs. Studies have shown that using either a tablet or smartphone to wirelessly watch an hour of video a week uses roughly the same amount of electricity, at the datacenter end for streaming support, as two new domestic fridges. This talk will provide a peek into the future of the IoT-driven computing revolution and its impact on energy. I will present several promising approaches to improve energy-efficiency for IoT devices, smartphones, servers, and datacenters via smart software design. Lastly, I will present open challenges and new directions in realizing a sustainable future with digital intelligence.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  60
Duration:  50 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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