ASCETiC White Paper

The increased usage of ICT, together with growing energy costs and the need to reduce greenhouse gases emissions call for energy-efficient technologies that decrease the overall energy consumption of ICT. So far, efforts in eco-efficiency have mainly targeted hardware and data center technologies. Less attention has been given to software eco-efficiency. Although it has a direct impact on system’s energy consumption; software usually controls how computing equipment is utilized. Covering the full service life cycle, from application design, development, deployment and operation, as ASCETiC ambitions to do, is crucial to determine and optimize the energy usage of the complete system, considering software and hardware as an interrelated mechanisms.