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TDDD50 Green Computing


General information

Seminars are devoted to discuss current topics on the subject of Green Computing. The students, under the supervision of the teacher, will present and discuss scientific articles. The seminar sessions will be in groups of maximum 12 students.

Rules of the game

Each seminar occasion will consist of two sessions. Each session consists of a presentation (20 min), a discussion (20 min), and an individual feedback on the presentation to the presenter (5 min). The list of articles, seminar occasions, and links to download the papers is available in the seminar plan below. During the seminar the students will adopt two different roles:

  • Leader: The student has one article assigned to present and leads the discussion about it. This role is adopted once for each student.
  • Participant: The rest of the students have browsed the article and have prepared two questions for discussion before the seminar. They listen to the presentation and actively participate in the discussion. The discussions starts by each student presenting their questions.
The evaluation of the seminar activities is detailed in the examination section.

The way the papers are assigned to the students is explained in the first lecture. Have a look at the paper selection guidelines before selecting your preferred papers.

Seminar plan

BR: Background Required
Session Paper

Explanation about seminar procedures. The teachers will present and lead the discussion of the following paper:

[0] M. A. Kazandjieva, B. Heller, P. Levis, C. Kozyrakis, O. Gnawali Measuring and analyzing the energy use of enterprise computing systems

Material: Seminar guidelines (pdf) and The model presentation (pdf)


[1] J. Li, B.N. Lopez N., L. Liu, N. Zhao, K. Yu, L. Zheng, Regional or global WEEE recycling. Where to go?
(BR: basic computer architecture)

[2] S. S. Tadesse, C. F. Chiasserini, F. Malandrino Characterizing the Power Cost of Virtualization Environments (BR: basic computer architecture)


[3] M. Almquist, V. Almquist, E. J. Vergara and S. Nadjm-Tehrani, Communication Energy Overhead of Mobiles Games (BR: basic computing and networking)

[4] E. J. Vergara, S. Andersson and S. Nadjm-Tehrani,, When Mice Consume Like Elephants: Instant Messaging Applications (BR: basic computer networks) (Choose to focus on section 7 or 8)


[5] C.H. Lee, C.M. Huang, W.S. Chen, A POI-Aware Power Saving Scheme for Ubiquitous Touring Service using Mobile Devices over the Cellular and Wi-Fi Hybrid Network (BR: basic computer engineering) (You can choose to put emphasis on either Table 3 or Table 4, cache or network as a resource in your presentation)

[6] P. Suski, J. Pohl, V. Frick, All you can stream: Investigating the role of user behavior for greenhouse gas intensity of video streaming (BR: basic computer engineering)


[7] K. Christensen, P. Reviriego, B. Nordman, M. Bennett, M. Mostowfi, J. A. Maestro, IEEE 802.3az: The Road to Energy Efficient Ethernet (BR: computer networks)

[8] J. Aslan, K. Mayers, J. G. Koomey, C. France, Electricity Intensity of Internet Data Transmission (BR: basic computer networks)


[9] Í. Goiri, W. Katsak, K. Le, T.D. Nguyen, R. Bianchini, Parasol and GreenSwitch: Managing Datacenters Powered by Renewable Energy (BR: basic computer architecture) (Sections 2 except "Managing workloads in green datacenters" and 5.2 can be skipped)

[10] R. Basmadjian, J. Felipe Botero, G. Giuliani, X. Hesselbach; S. Klingert; H. De Meer Making Data Centers Fit for Demand Response: Introducing GreenSDA and GreenSLA Contracts (BR: basic computer engineering)


[11] W. Tang, Y. Wang, H. Liu, T. Zhang, C. Li, X. Liang, Exploring Hardware Profile-Guided Green Datacenter Scheduling (BR: basic computer architecture)

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Last updated: 2022-01-17