Paper published in PeerJ

May 06, 2021

An article titled “Assessing anthropogenic heat flux of public cloud data centers: current and future trends”, written by Hamza Baniata​, Sami Mahmood, and Attila Kertész (Department of Software Engineering) has been published in the prestigious open access journal PeerJ.

The paper investigated the amount of heat generated by cloud computing and data centers in the form of anthropogenic heat flux (AHF), which in turn contributes to climate change. They measured the current state of AHF emissions of the top three cloud service providers: Google, Microsoft Azure, and Amazon) to find out how much heat is wasted during their operation. Moreover, they made estimates for the future, should these trends continue unobstructed.

The article can be read in its entirety on PeerJ’s website.

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