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Computing for a sustainable future

September 30, 2013 5:00 pm to September 30, 2013 6:00 pm

As business, academia and wider society globally all become increasingly reliant on computer systems, software and applications, how can we ensure that this growth is sustainable?

More efficient computing – from smarter algorithms, better chip design, more energy-aware software, and improved power management – offers opportunities to reduce energy consumption, improve mobile computing function, increase large data use, encourage sustainable behaviour, and lower the cost. From developing countries to global business, the benefits will be felt by all.

Computing has the capacity to make a crucial contribution to ensuring a sustainable future for society and the planet. Bringing together computer scientists, electronic engineers, business leaders, and industrial researchers, this meeting examines how that will be achieved.

The programme includes the opportunity to network at an evening reception held in partnership with the ICT Knowledge Transfer Network.

17.00 Session 3: Computing at the large – exascale
computing and datacentres
Chaired by Professor Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College
London
Speakers include:
• Dr Alex Ramirez, Barcelona Supercomputing Centre “Energy efficiency and next-generation
supercomputers”
• Zahl Limbuwala, Chief Executive Officer, Romonet
• Kate Craig-Wood, Co-founder and MD, Memset

More information: https://royalsociety.org/events/2013/sustainable-computing/