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Issue No. 03 - May-June (2014 vol. 31)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 36-39
Ayse Basar Bener , Ryerson University
Maurizio Morisio , Politecnico di Torino
Andriy Miranskyy , Ryerson University
Most studies and regulatory controls focus on hardware-related measurement, analysis, and control for energy consumption. However, all forms of hardware include significant software components. Although software systems don't consume energy directly, they affect hardware utilization, leading to indirect energy consumption. Therefore, it's important to engineer software to optimize its energy consumption. The software engineering research domain has recently been paying attention to sustainability, as the increased number of publications, empirical studies, and conferences on the topic demonstrate. The guest editors of this special issue explain the articles they selected to highlight this important research area. The Web extra at is an audio interview in which IEEE Software multimedia editor Davide Falessi interviews guest editor Ayse Basar Bener about how green software can help minimize the negative effects of software products and their development.
cloud, green software, green IT, energy efficiency, power usage, datacenter

A. B. Bener, M. Morisio and A. Miranskyy, "Green Software," in IEEE Software, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 36-39, 2014.
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