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Type Book Chapter
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Energy Consumption and Hardware Utilization of Standard Software: Methods and Measurements for Software Sustainability
Organization Unit
  • Achim Guldner
  • Marcel Garling
  • Marlies Morgen
  • Stefan Naumann
  • Eva Kern
  • Lorenz Hilty
  • Benoît Otjacques
  • Patrik Hitzelberger
  • Stefan Naumann
  • Volker Wohlgemuth
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
  • English
Booktitle From Science to Society
ISBN 978-3-319-65686-1
Number 117
Place of Publication Cham
Publisher Springer
Page Range 251 - 261
Date 2018
Abstract Text The ubiquity of information and communication technologies (ICT) results in substantial amounts of energy consumption and thus, CO2 -emissions. Since software induces the energy consumption of hardware, some reliable procedures and tests for measuring software are necessary. We present such a method and prove our measurement concept by applying it to two software product groups: word processors and content management systems. Even though the two groups are very different in terms of their requirements, we were successful in the creation of a measurement environment that supports the production of reliable, verifi able results, allowing the comparison of the energy consumption induced by software systems with similar functionality. The method shows viable results for desktop and client-server systems, paving the way for further setups like e.g. mobile and embedded devices.
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Digital Object Identifier 10.1007/978-3-319-65687-8_22
Other Identification Number merlin-id:15459
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