The size and capacity of the global telecommunications infrastructure is growing as the demand for on-line data and new Internet services continuously expand. The Internet and its associated data centres presently consume only a few percent of the global electricity supply, but this consumption is growing.
This seminar will focus on the key contributors to energy consumption in the Internet and describe some approaches to the design of a more energy-efficient network.
About the speaker - Professor Rod Tucker
Rod Tucker is a Laureate Emeritus Professor at the University of Melbourne. He is a telecommunications researcher and served on a panel of experts that advised the Government on the establishment of the National Broadband Network.
In 1997 he was awarded the Australia Prize, Australia’s premier international award for science and technology (replaced by The Prime Minister’s Prize for Science), for his contributions to telecommunications.
Rod is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Optical Society of America, the Australian Academy of Science, and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He has previously held positions at the Plessey Company, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Hewlett Packard Laboratories, and Agilent Technologies. Rod was Founding Director of the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET)