The EU-funded ASCETiC project (www.ascetic.eu) is designing novel methods and tools to help software developers optimise energy efficiency and minimise the carbon footprint created by designing, developing, deploying and running software in the cloud.
The goals include models for green and efficient software design, parameters and metrics for energy efficiency, and new methods to measure energy use in software development.
By the time the project finishes in 2016, the team will have created an open-source cloud stack (infrastructure-as-aservice platform) providing energy efficiency at software, platform and infrastructure layers.
In the meantime, models and methods will be tested in two real-world applications:
(Article from net-cloud future magazine (2013) - for complete magazine click here)