Evaluating Total Environmental Impact for a Computing Infrastructure

William Adrian Jackson, Jonathan M Hays, Alex Owen, Nicholas Walton, Alison Packer, Anish Mudaraddi

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In this paper we outline the results of a project to evaluate the total climate/carbon impact of a digital research infrastructure for a defined snapshot period. We outline the carbon model used to calculate the impact and the data collected to quantify that impact for a defined set of resources. We discuss the variation in potential impact across both the active and embodied carbon for computing hardware and produce a range of estimates on the amount of carbon equivalent climate impact for the snapshot period.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 8 Sept 2023
EventSustainable Supercomputing - The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, Denver, United States
Duration: 12 Nov 202312 Nov 2023


WorkshopSustainable Supercomputing
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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