eco:digit - Enabling green Computing and digital Transformation

Within eco:digit, methods are being developed to determine the environmental footprint of distributed software. In addition to the energy consumption in the use phase, the production of the hardware components used, including their greenhouse gas emissions, resource consumption and use of toxic chemicals, is also examined using a life cycle assessment approach. Tests are carried out on hardware platforms that are in real operation and the results are transferred to a calculation model. The aim is to create a simulation environment, a so-called "test bed", on which any software can be run. By comparing variants, both the software code and the software architecture can thus be optimised. The eco:digit research project is coordinated by the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI). In addition to the Öko-Institut, the Open Source Business Alliance, the software developer Adesso, Siemens and other practice partners are participating in this project.


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Status of project

Project is ongoing

Project manager

Project staff

Ran Liu
Senior Researcher Sustainable Products & Material Flows

Funded by

German Aerospace Center - Project Management Agency

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