ICT for Sustainability - The Challenge of Making It Real

Jean-Marc Pierson

Friday, February 15








Energy Consumption from a Software Perspective

In this talk, we will develop how software can be considered having an impact on energy consumption. Evaluating software energy consumption is difficult since hardware platforms are commonly shared between several applications. Measures leading to models give good hints on how to reduce the energy consumption of software. From these general consequences and good practices can be derived when designing and developing software. The talk will be supported with examples from High Performance Computing systems.




Jean-Marc Pierson serves as a Full Professor in Computer Science at the University of Toulouse (France) since 2006. He received his PhD from the ENS-Lyon, France in1996. He was an Associate Professor at the University Littoral Cote-d’Opale (1997-2001) in Calais, then at INSA-Lyon (2001-2006).
He is a member of the IRIT Laboratory and Chair of the SEPIA Team on distributed systems. His main interests are related to large-scale distributed systems. He serves on several PCs and editorial boards in the Cloud, Grid, Pervasive, and Energy-aware computing area.
Since the last years, his researches focus on energy aware distributed systems, in particular monitoring, job placement and scheduling, virtual machines techniques, green networking, autonomic computing, mathematical modeling.
He is chairing the EU funded COST IC804 Action on ├ČEnergy Efficiency in Large Scale Distributed Systems├« and participates in several national and european projects on energy efficiency.

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