I will talk on the need for frugal computing and the path towards zero-carbon computing at the Summer/Winter School 2022 on Fri 29 July, 16:00 BST (15:00 UTC).

Hope to see you all there!

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A big thanks to everyone who came to my talk today, it was fun and the questions were very stimulating.

Here are two papers that give a lot more detail on what I explained:

"Our House Is On Fire" By Bran Knowles, Kelly Widdicks, Gordon Blair, Mike Berners-Lee, Adrian Friday
Communications of the ACM, June 2022, Vol. 65 No. 6, Pages 38-40

"The real climate and transformative impact of ICT: A critique of estimates, trends, and regulations" by Charlotte Freitag, Mike Berners-Lee, Kelly Widdicks, Bran Knowles, Gordon S. Blair, Adrian Friday, Patterns Volume 2, Issue 9, 10 September 2021, 100340


@wim_v12e thank you for sharing this! Can’t wait to attend 🎉

@jrl Thank you, I'm glad people are interested! I look forward to it!

@wim_v12e Let us know out here in the backwaters of the talk circuit if there's an archive.

@wim_v12e will the recording of the talk be made available? Asynchronous communication would likely have a seat in the frugal computing future after all :)

@wim_v12e it was really good! thanks for sharing your research :)

@Literally @agaitaarino There will be a page with all recordings of the Summer/Winter school, I'll put it on there.

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