Sustainability in IT Systems

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Date of Event- 12 February 2021

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Register now for "Sustainability in IT Systems ", to be presented on Friday 12th February 2021 at 11 AM IST by Dr. Shrisha Rao, Distinguished Speaker of ACM, and Professor at IIIT Bangalore.
Duration- 60 minutes(including audience Q&A)
Note : You can also stream this webinar on your mobile device, including Smartphone and tablet.


While we all appreciate the ways in which information technology (IT) has revolutionized society, it is becoming increasingly obvious that the full benefits of IT will be available to us and succeeding generations only if care is taken to use it responsibly. For instance, large data centers now consume power at the rate of megawatts, just like large industrial concerns. In the case of large systems, in addition to the power consumed by the computing devices themselves (all of which gets dissipated in the form of heat), the power consumed by the inevitable air-conditioning systems is also significant. Data centers and clouds now also have to deal with issues such as time-varying electricity tariffs, fluctuating power availability from renewable energy sources, and demand response. For such and other reasons as well, IT systems, large ones in particular, need to be designed to be more sustainable (in various ways), and concerns about effective resource usage are likely to play an important role in computing research, and in IT as well. This talk presents a brief look at a few of the more important problems in sustainable computing and green IT, highlight some promising research directions that are being attempted, and also briefly touch upon some open problems and further issues that may be worth pursuing.


Dr. Shrisha Rao: Shrisha Rao received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Iowa, and before that his M.S. in logic and computation from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a professor at IIIT-Bangalore, a graduate school of information technology in Bangalore, India. His primary research interests are in applications of distributed computing, specifically algorithms and approaches for resource management in complex systems such as used in cloud computing. He also has interests in energy efficiency, sustainable computing ("Green IT"), renewable energy and microgrids, applied mathematics, and intelligent transportation systems. Dr. Rao is an ACM Distinguished Speaker and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He is also a life member of the American Mathematical Society and the Computer Society of India. He is also a regular reviewer for the ACM Computing Reviews journal ( which reviews a sample of the latest publications related to the computing sciences.


I2IT ACM Student Chapter, Maharashtra, Pune.