What Makes Green Computing Sustainable?

Detlef Schneider, Senior Vice President – Solver products

My colleague Narayan Rangarajan, Altair Engineering team leader, has contributed the following guest post:

I recently read an interesting article that stated “two Google searches on a desktop computer produce 14g of CO2, which is roughly the equivalent of boiling an electric kettle.”  While Google claims a much smaller CO2 cost, the math is inescapable. With over 2 million searches a day, it is “the server farms, not the animal farms, that will be increasingly responsible for global warming!

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