Dr. Arman Shehabi,
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Staff Software Engineer and Sustainable Computing Task Force Lead,
Senior Corporate Campaigner,
Vice President, IT Optimization and Strategy,
Global Infrastructure Architecture,
Today, just over half 51.2% - of the world's population is online according to the International Telecommunication Union. The world’s internet users has now passed the 4 billion mark and the ‘data explosion’ is consuming 2% of the world’s energy. With the number of internet users projected to reach 5 billion by 2020, the owner-occupiers of vast computer houses will need to assess how rapid growth in data volume will impact everything from power and water-usage to site acquisition and the construction pipeline. Will ‘cloud sustainability’ go mainstream and become eco-friendly? How are hyperscalers forecasting power demands as their amount of users explode? How will local contractors cope with the demand for consistent 100MW facility design and build? Will land value in Tier 1 markets reach $6M per acre - what will this mean for the profitability of the real estate as an asset class?
Energy Smart Infrastructure