May. 8, 2013 by Wesleyan Alumni Community
Listen to journalist David Brancaccio ’82 muse on evolving digital systems and the place of the Internet in our lives. Brancaccio is the host of the public radio business program Marketplace Morning Report.
The Internet is coming to your car, watch, and dishwater, but can our systems handle it?
The Internet is powered by vast banks of computers which chew up energy. That’s a big cost for the people who run these servers — and the earth, depending on how all the electricity is generated.
Aaron Rallo, CEO of TSO Logic which has been working on this issue, says the key is adjusting how many servers are powered up based on demand.
Image: by David Krogh. Courtesy of NOW
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