Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Wind powered web server

My student, Samuel Fernandes, will be speaking on "Can a web server be powered by a wind turbine? " at the Australian National University, 18 May 2010.


ENGN 8602-Masters Project

Project Cervantes: Can a web server be powered by a wind turbine?

Samuel Fernandes (ANU)

DATE: 2010-06-18
TIME: 10:00:00 - 11:00:00
LOCATION: Ian Ross Seminar Room, Australian National University, Canberra

This project aims to assess the potential benefits of adjusting a web transaction processing load allow a web server to reduce power consumption in response to the availability of renewable energy. Could the load be adjusted in response to second by second changes in energy available from a wind farm or solar array? The results of research and tests will be presented. The significance of Google's recent acquisition of a wind farm will also be discussed.

Samuel Fernandes is an engineering masters student with an interest in green and sustainable technology. Sam completed COMP7310 Green ICT Strategies and is now planning to establish his own consulting company.

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