Green software project
The Software and Network Engineering (SNE) group of the UvA Informatics Institute received fundings from the ‘Europees Fonds voor Regionale Ontwikkeling’ (EFRO) to research how software and hardware can be optimally tuned to achieve greener operations in data centres.
The project is financed by EFRO and under the supervision of the Amsterdam Economic Board. SNE will collaborate among others with Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS/HvA), VU University Amsterdam, SURFsara, GreenIT Amsterdam and commercial companies (SIG, Schuberg Philis and Equinix).
Several Amsterdam parties are central players in researching and validating novel ideas that will lead to greener and more sustainable computing (in data centres). With this research project the SNE group has the opportunity to investigate the optimal integration of software and virtualized infrastructures toward green ICT services, and to validate this in real cases using the resources available in the project.
UvA and sustainability
Sustainability is given pride of place in research programmes at the UvA. This is reflected in the numerous research priority areas and projects focusing on themes such as sustainable cities, sustainable chemistry, electricity generation and transport, sustainable enterprise and regulations, and ecological values. This emphasis on sustainability in the research programmes is one way the UvA is working to boost staff and students’ engagement with this theme.