The Ecological Impact of Compute

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August 19, 2016

The Ecological Impact of Compute

As compute becomes cheaper and more readily available, the costs to our environment cannot go unnoticed. We are increasing energy use at exponential rates by over-provisioning requirements, under-utliizing resources, and clicking buttons in UIs. As a business owner, you want to save costs, but what are the environmental impacts services like AWS and GCE are having on our planet? Tools like Nomad, Kubernetes, and Mesos allow organizations to maximize resource utilization, but can schedulers also be used to help save our planet?


Seth Vargo

August 19, 2016