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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 14 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 read the article and have brought it to the class. They listen to the presentation and actively participate in the discussion.
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:
M. A. Kazandjieva, B. Heller, P. Levis, C. Kozyrakis, Energy Dumpster Diving

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] A. Fehske, G. Fettweis, J. Malmodin, G. Biczók, The Global Footprint of Mobile Communications: The Ecological and Economic Perspective (BR: basic computer networks)


[3] A. C. Orgerie, L. Lefèvre, J. P. Gelas, Demystifying Energy Consumption in Grids and Clouds (BR: basic computer architecture)

[4] B. Chun, G. Iannaccone, G. Iannaccone, R. Katz, G. Lee, L. Niccolini, An Energy Case for Hybrid Datacenters (BR: basic computer architecture)


[5] J. Blackburn, K. Christensen, A Simulation Study of a New Green BitTorrent (BR: basic computer networks)

[6] 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)


[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] G. Piro, M. Miozzo, G. Forte, N. Baldo, L. A. Grieco, G. Boggia, P. Dini, HetNets Powered by Renewable Energy: a Cost Effective Paradigm for Sustainable Next Generation Cellular Networks (BR: basic computer networks)


[9] 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)

[10] 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)


[11] A. Roy, S. M. Rumble, R. Stutsman, P. Levis, D. Mazières, N. Zeldovich, Energy Management in Mobile Devices with the Cinder Operating System (BR: operating systems) (Sections 5.2, 5.4, 6.3, and 7 can be skipped)

[12] S. Park, Y. Kim, B. Urgaonkar, J. Lee, E. Seo, A Comprehensive Study of Energy Efficiency and Performance of Flash-based SSD (BR: computer architecture) (Section 3 can be skipped)


[13] A. J. Younge, G. von Laszewski, L. Wang, S. Lopez-Alarcon, W. Carithers, Efficient Resource Management for Cloud Computing Environments (BR: basic distributed systems)

[14] S. Klingert, T. Schulze, C. Bunse, GreenSLAs for the Energy-efficient Management of Data Centres (BR: basic computer networks)


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Last updated: 2018-01-14