Time for Software Code to go Green

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[qi:_earth2tech] Virtualization and on-demand computing are giving companies new reasons to worry about code efficiency. Once upon a time, lousy coding didn’t matter. Computing costs didn’t grow linearly with the amount of processing consumed by badly written code. But that has changed now. Three big changes – virtualization is helping consolidation of server infrastructures, power is the limiting factor for many data centers and lastly, Software as a Service, has gone mainstream. These three changes mean that bad code matters. Continue Reading to find out why.

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Johnny

Just about time this was brought up!

Can’t get any “greener”, have we gone back to the old client/server age, with such constraints as:

  • Assembly based object code gneration (As opposed to inefficient, CPU hungry technologies such as Java, interpreters, and multi layers of “modern age” technologies relying on them (Ajax, etc…)

  • Binary Protocols (As opposed to CPU hungry text bases protocols & technologies such as HTML, XML)…

We just can’t expect to go both Web 2.0 and Green!

Emile Bourquin

Bad code always mattered to good engineers. I came for the embedded software space, and there is no faster way to get a healthy respect for code efficiency than writing software for an underpowered platform with limited memory, that the customer expects to perform miracles.

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