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Asim Hussain

Asim Hussain

Asim is a developer, author, and speaker with over 20 years of experience working for organizations such as the European Space Agency, Google, Microsoft, and now Intel, where he is the Director of Green Software. He's also the Executive Director and Chairperson of the Green Software Foundation a global industry consortium with a mission to create a trusted ecosystem of people, standards, tooling, and best practices for building green software.

Asim Hussain's Talk

You’ve set a Net-zero Climate Target, Now What?!?

Monday, 5th – 15:50

Software is a significant emitter of carbon emissions, and it’s growing fast. However, a piece of software is not a physical thing. So measuring software for carbon emissions in the same way you measure physical things often fails. We need to completely re-think how we measure emissions for software from the ground up.

This talk will discuss a methodology for carbon scoring your application called the Software Carbon Intensity (SCI) Specification. The SCI is an effort by the Green Software Foundation to reach a cross-industry consensus on carbon scoring for software, for those in the data center space think of it as “PUE for Software”. We’ll also discuss the three types of actions you can take to improve your score.

By the end, you will understand how to calculate a score for your application as well as some pointers on how to improve it.

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