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Energy Consumption and Hardware Utilization of Standard Software: Methods and Measurements for Software Sustainability


Guldner, Achim; Garling, Marcel; Morgen, Marlies; Naumann, Stefan; Kern, Eva; Hilty, Lorenz (2018). Energy Consumption and Hardware Utilization of Standard Software: Methods and Measurements for Software Sustainability. In: Otjacques, Benoît; Hitzelberger, Patrik; Naumann, Stefan; Wohlgemuth, Volker. From Science to Society. Cham: Springer, 251-261.

Abstract

The ubiquity of information and communication technologies (ICT) results in substantial amounts of energy consumption and thus, CO2 -emissions. Since software induces the energy consumption of hardware, some reliable procedures and tests for measuring software are necessary. We present such a method and prove our measurement concept by applying it to two software product groups: word processors and content management systems. Even though the two groups are very different in terms of their requirements, we were successful in the creation of a measurement environment that supports the production of reliable, verifi able results, allowing the comparison of the energy consumption induced by software systems with similar functionality. The method shows viable results for desktop and client-server systems, paving the way for further setups like e.g. mobile and embedded devices.

Abstract

The ubiquity of information and communication technologies (ICT) results in substantial amounts of energy consumption and thus, CO2 -emissions. Since software induces the energy consumption of hardware, some reliable procedures and tests for measuring software are necessary. We present such a method and prove our measurement concept by applying it to two software product groups: word processors and content management systems. Even though the two groups are very different in terms of their requirements, we were successful in the creation of a measurement environment that supports the production of reliable, verifi able results, allowing the comparison of the energy consumption induced by software systems with similar functionality. The method shows viable results for desktop and client-server systems, paving the way for further setups like e.g. mobile and embedded devices.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Date:2018
Deposited On:22 Nov 2017 13:44
Last Modified:20 Feb 2018 08:55
Publisher:Springer
Number:117
ISBN:978-3-319-65686-1
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-65687-8_22
Related URLs:http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783319656861 (Publisher)
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:15459

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