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Green Computing DKR4I-04

ECTS 5 | P 30 | A 0 | L 30 | K 0 | ISVU 149829 149830 | Academic year: 2019./2020.

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Enable students to become familiar with and include them in the processes of development, improvement and application of the environmentally friendly computing technologies. Demonstrate to students the scope and amount of impact of computer systems on the environment and present them ways to recognize the potential of green progress in computing technologies. Provide students with current knowledge of (energy) efficient hardware and software technologies.

Conditions for enrollment

Requirements met for enrolling in the second year of the study programme

Course description

Introduction to the impact of computing on the environment. Evaluating energy efficiency of computer systems. Designing sustainable computer systems. Application layers of green technologies in computing. Basics of computer hardware. Green hardware technologies in computing. Frequency and voltage scaling of processing units. Throttling processing capabilities of computing hardware units. Other technologies for reducing the impact of computer hardware on the environment. Distributed and parallel computing. Programming technologies for reducing an energy footprint. Energy conscious models of software. Energy aware software paradigms. Implementation of energy saving technologies on a software level. Energy aware operating systems. Low-energy computer systems: SoC and MPSoC. Technology of installation and cooling of data and processing centres. Combining green technologies into ready-made solutions.

Student requirements

Defined by the Student evaluation criteria of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek and paragraph 1.9

Monitoring of students

Defined by the Student evaluation criteria of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek and paragraph 1.9

Obligatory literature

1. 1 Ahmad, Ishfaq ; Ranka, Sanjay Handbook of Energy-Aware and Green Computing - Two Volume Set Chapman & Hall/CRC Computer and Information Science Series, 2012., Florida, SAD

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Recommended additional literature

1. 1 Hu, Wen-Chen, ed. Sustainable ICTs and management systems for green computing IGI Global, 2012.

2. 2 Albert Y. Zomaya, Young Choon Lee Energy Efficient Distributed Computing Systems (1st ed.) Wiley-IEEE Computer Society Pr. 2012.

3. 3 Martinović, Goran; Krpić, Zdravko Towards Green HPC Blueprints Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization, Ri

4. 4 Gruber, Ralf, Vincent Keller HPC@green It: Green High Performance Computing Methods Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2010.

Course assessment

Conducting university questionnaires on teachers (student-teacher relationship, transparency of assessment criteria, motivation for teaching, teaching clarity, etc.). Conducting Faculty surveys on courses (upon passing the exam, student self-assessment of the adopted learning outcomes and student workload in relation to the number of ECTS credits allocated to activities and courses as a whole).

Overview of course assesment

Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. identify and understand the environmental impact of the computing

2. evaluate energy acceptability of a computer system by using appropriate metrics and tools

3. design and independently create software solutions using frequency and voltage scaling and throttling of hardware processing capabilities

4. apply dynamic voltage and frequency scaling technology and hardware performance throttling in software development

5. assess potential omissions in energy efficiency of the existing computer systems

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