Managing the growing energy cost of the Internet

Prof. Rod Tucker (University of Melbourne)

GENERAL ANU Energy Change Institute Seminar

DATE: 2015-09-29
TIME: 12:30:00 - 13:30:00
LOCATION: Leonard Huxley Theatre (#56), Mills Road, ANU
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The size and capacity of the global telecommunications infrastructure is growing as the demand for on-line data and new Internet services continuously expand. The Internet and its associated data centres presently consume only a few percent of the global electricity supply, but this consumption is growing. In this talk, I will discuss the key contributors to energy consumption in the Internet and describe some approaches to the design of a more energy-efficient network.
Rod Tucker is a Laureate Emeritus Professor at the University of Melbourne. He is a telecommunications researcher and served on a panel of experts that advised the Government on the establishment of the National Broadband Network. Rod is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Optical Society of America, the Australian Academy of Science, and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He has previously held positions at the Plessey Company, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Hewlett Packard Laboratories, and Agilent Technologies. Rod was Founding Director of the University of Melbourneas Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET).

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