Exploring Multifaceted Growth of Energy Tech in Houston

Simform

Houston, best known for its oil and gas industry, has recently observed a growth in energy tech. It’s become a breeding ground for many tech startups working to rediscover the energy industry with technology.

Understanding operational 5G: a first measurement study on its coverage, performance and energy consumption

The Morning Paper

Understanding operational 5G: a first measurement study on its coverage, performance and energy consumption , Xu et al., energy consumption). Energy Consumption. It accounted for 55.18% of the total energy budget of the phone! of the energy used by the 5G only baseline.

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Break tasks you procrastinate into smaller, low-energy ones

Addy Osmani

Tip: Break tasks you procrastinate into smaller, low-energy ones. It helps

Boosted race trees for low energy classification

The Morning Paper

Boosted race trees for low energy classification Tzimpragos et al., We don’t talk about energy as often as we probably should on this blog, but it’s certainly true that our data centres and various IT systems consume an awful lot of it. The goal is to produce a low-energy hardware classifier for embedded applications doing local processing of sensor data. The quest for energy-efficient machine learning systems looks like it may take us to some very interesting places indeed!

Ecosystems and the Energy Source of Last Resort

The Agile Manager

One thing an ecosystem needs to survive is a constant supply of energy. The sun provides an uninterrupted supply of energy to the Earth. It can also be stored: liquefied dinosaurs are effectively stored energy that originated with the sun. Energy from the sun can be concentrated in many other forms, and accessible to parts of the planet when they're directly exposed to it. In commercial ecosystems, capital is energy.

Thinking About Power Usage and Websites

CSS - Tricks

Gerry McGovern asked if I had any insight into energy consumption and websites. He was wondering about the specifics of web tech, like… If you do this in HTML it will consume 3× energy but if you do it in JavaScript it will consume 10 ×. Energy intensity of web data 3.

Why Should You Give Unit Testing a Second Chance

DZone

It can drain our energy from thinking hard trying to solve different problems we are facing during our daily tasks. Why should you give Unit testing a second chance? We, developers, work hard. Software developing is not always intuitive or fun. There are so many other things that affect our work for better or for worse. performance unit testing oop laziness improving performance

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Performance Testing with Open Source Tools – Myths and Reality

Alex Podelko

As per open source products, I guess you summarized it best saying “ what you pay will be several orders of magnitude less than the time it would take you to do it” So evaluating a tool, it is up to you to decide if you want to pay for functionality you need or you want to invest your time and energy in implementing it. Some time ago Federico Toledo published Performance Testing with Open Source Tools- Busting The Myths.

Fast Websites Are Good for the World

MachMetrics

Yup – as if there weren’t a million other reasons why having an optimized site is important, you can now take pride in knowing that a fast website: saves energy, reduces economic disparity, increases happiness, and – in the most recent news – can prevent hate. Fast Websites Save Energy. The quicker your page spends in each of these phases, the less energy it uses. And we all know less energy usage is a good thing.

A Compass to Guide Your Project to Product Journey

Tasktop

To make sure we don’t waste time, energy and resources going in the wrong direction, or worse, getting lost and never reaching our destination. Why do we need a compass in real life?

What is Greenplum Database? Intro to the Big Data Database

Scalegrid

The advanced analytics provided by Greenplum is being used across many verticals, including finance, manufacturing, automotive, government, energy, education, retail, and so on, to address a wide variety of problems. Greenplum Database is a massively parallel processing (MPP) SQL database that is built and based on PostgreSQL.

A case for lease-based, utilitarian resource management on mobile devices

The Morning Paper

I’ve chosen another energy-related paper to end the week, addressing a problem many people can relate to: apps that drain your battery. How you tell whether or not an app is being a wise steward of a resource is an interesting question we’ll get into… A severe type of defect developers frequently introduce in their apps is energy bugs that drain battery abnormally fast. Wasted energy. A case for lease-based, utilitarian resource management on mobile devices Hu et al.,

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For December 7th, 2018

High Scalability

Wake up! It's HighScalability time: This is your 1500ms latency in real life situations - pic.twitter.com/guot8khIPX. — Ivo Mägi (@ivomagi) November 27, 2018. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please support me on Patreon. I'd really appreciate it. Know anyone looking for a simple book explaining the cloud? Then please recommend my well reviewed (31 reviews on Amazon and 72 on Goodreads!) book: Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10. They'll love it and you'll be their hero forever.

Orbital edge computing: nano satellite constellations as a new class of computer system

The Morning Paper

Without higher-risk deployable solar arrays, a cubesat relies on surface-mounted solar panels to harvest energy. Orbital edge computing: nanosatellite constellations as a new class of computer system , Denby & Lucia, ASPLOS’20.

Ciao Milano! – An AWS Region is coming to Italy!

All Things Distributed

We needed to serve our growing base of startup, government, and enterprise customers across many vertical industries, including automotive, financial services, media and entertainment, high technology, education, and energy. ENEL is one of the leading energy operators in the world. Today, I am happy to announce our plans to open a new AWS Region in Italy! The AWS Europe (Milan) Region is the 25th AWS Region that we've announced globally.

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Service Workers can save the environment!

Dean Hume

Using service workers can actually reduce the amount of energy that users that visit your website consume. but now that you are here, read on and hopefully I can at least convince you that service workers can make a (little bit) difference to energy consumption! Each HTTP request that is required for the page needs to travel over the network and in turn this consumes energy on both the server and client. Fewer HTTP requests mean less CPU usage and less energy consumed.

Service Workers can save the environment!

Dean Hume

Using service workers can actually reduce the amount of energy that users that visit your website consume. but now that you are here, read on and hopefully I can at least convince you that service workers can make a (little bit) difference to energy consumption! Each HTTP request that is required for the page needs to travel over the network and in turn this consumes energy on both the server and client. Fewer HTTP requests mean less CPU usage and less energy consumed.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For June 22nd, 2018

High Scalability

Hey, it's HighScalability time: 4 th of July may never be the same. China creates stunning non- polluting drone swarm firework displays. Each drone is rated with a game mechanic and gets special privileges based on performance (just kidding). TicToc ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please lend me your support on Patreon. It would mean a great deal to me.

The Ethics of Web Performance

Tim Kadlec

Cennydd also makes the case that performance also has an impact on energy consumption: In 2016, video, tracking scripts and sharing buttons caused the average website to swell to the same size as the original version of Doom. In a 2012 paper, The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy estimated the internet uses 5 kWh on average to support every GB of data. Based on the 5 kWh energy consumption estimate, we’re looking at spending 17.6

Should I use microservices?

O'Reilly Software

It’s much easier to move to microservices later on, once you understand where the constraints are in your architecture and what your pain points are—then you can focus your energy in using microservices in the most sensible places. Considerations for when—and when not—to apply microservices in your organization.

Open-Sourcing Metaflow, a Human-Centric Framework for Data Science

The Netflix TechBlog

We would focus our energy solely on improving data scientist productivity by being fanatically human-centric. by David Berg , Ravi Kiran Chirravuri , Romain Cledat , Savin Goyal , Ferras Hamad , Ville Tuulos tl;dr Metaflow is now open-source! Get started at metaflow.org. Netflix applies data science to hundreds of use cases across the company, including optimizing content delivery and video encoding.

Partner Viewpoint: 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for APM & 2020 Critical Capabilities for APM

Dynatrace

A perfect example of this is a recent large-scale implementation of a partner’s multi-cloud management platform that manages high-volume application workloads for a US-based energy company. Dynatrace news. Following the release of Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring (APM) , and 2020 Gartner Critical Capabilities for APM report , I wanted to share my perspective on what these reports mean for our partners.

Expanding the AWS Cloud: Introducing the AWS China (Ningxia) Region

All Things Distributed

Thousands of customers in China are already using AWS services operated by Sinnet, to innovate in diverse areas such as energy, education, manufacturing, home security, mobile and internet platforms, CRM solutions, and the dairy industry, among others. Today, I am happy to announce the general availability of AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology Co. NWCD). This is our 17th Region globally, and the second in China.

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Top500 list: a brief introduction

PDC

It is worth noting that Summit is also the world’s 3 rd most energy-efficient machine, according to the Green500 list. The Green500 list ranks the most energy-efficient supercomputers. It is significant because reducing energy consumption is one of the major challenges being faced in working towards exascale computing. You may have heard of the Top500 list. It ranks the world’s 500 most powerful supercomputers based on their performance as measured by the Linpack benchmark.

How Improving Website Performance Can Help Save The Planet

Smashing Magazine

But as it stands, websites are growing ever more obese, which means that the energy demand of the Internet is continuing to grow exponentially. The Green Web Foundation maintains an ever-growing database of web hosts who are either wholly powered by renewable energy or are at least committed to being carbon neutral. Since 2009, Greenpeace has been putting pressure on big Internet companies to clean up their energy mix by way of their Clicking Clean campaign.

As-Salaam-Alaikum: The cloud arrives in the Middle East!

All Things Distributed

One of the important criteria in launching this AWS Region is the opportunity to power it with renewable energy. We chose Bahrain in part due to the country's focus on executing renewable energy goals and its readiness to construct a new solar power facility to meet our power needs. I'm pleased to announce that the Bahrain Energy and Water Authority (EWA) will construct a solar farm that will supply renewable energy to power this infrastructure Region.

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The Surprising Effectiveness of Non-Overlapping, Sensitivity-Based Performance Models

John McCalpin

Over time, the mechanisms introduced for reducing energy consumption (first in laptops) became available more broadly. This was a keynote presentation at the “2nd International Workshop on Performance Modeling: Methods and Applications” (PMMA16), June 23, 2016, Frankfurt, Germany (in conjunction with ISC16 ).

Legacy Architecture Modernisation With Strategic Domain-Driven Design

Strategic Tech

Priorities is about understanding the value of each part of the modernisation and focusing energy where the payback is greatest.

Why engaged teams are not always the best performers?

Abhishek Tiwari

Motivation represents a positive energy, at the other end of the spectrum is we have burnout. Vigor is characterised by high levels of energy and mental resilience while working. Leadership is responsible for resolving conflicts and increasing cooperation within the team, developing a safe environment for the team, creating energy and enthusiasm, last but not least challenging the team by setting stretch goals.

What is Pair Testing?

Testlodge

It breeds positive energy. As long as the two people get along, pair testing can often lead to new, positive energy. Sometimes two is better than one. In pair testing, two people sit behind one machine to test the software. One person controls the mouse and keyboard. The other person asks questions, discusses test scenarios, and takes notes. Pair testing is a type of exploratory testing, where two team members discuss and share ideas and scenarios around the software.

The Law of Unintended Consequences

The Agile Manager

Energy-efficient buildings don't fulfill their promise because "buildings don't use energy -- people do." It's a phenomenon called the rebound effect : tech-driven advances in energy efficiency result in increased rather than decreased consumption. "[P]redicting Over and above all, it remains to be seen how far the super-Bank will make use of its immense facilities for credit expansion.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For June 15th, 2018

High Scalability

The end of Dennard Scaling and Moore's Law means architecture is where we have to innovate to improve performance, cost, and energy. Hey, it's HighScalability time: Scaling fake ratings. A 5 star 10,000 phone Chinese click farm. English Russia ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please lend me your support on Patreon. It would mean a great deal to me.

5 Tips to Begin Simplifying Traceability in Enterprise Software Delivery

Tasktop

It can help to agree on one broad definition so you focus your energies on your users’ specific needs. . When it comes to traceability in enterprise software delivery , there’s no beating around the bush: It’s always going to be a challenge. It is, after all, a complex adaptive system that comprises a huge evolving web of people, disciplines, teams and processes. .

Open-Sourcing Metaflow, a Human-Centric Framework for Data Science

The Netflix TechBlog

We would focus our energy solely on improving data scientist productivity by being fanatically human-centric. by David Berg , Ravi Kiran Chirravuri , Romain Cledat , Savin Goyal , Ferras Hamad , Ville Tuulos tl;dr Metaflow is now open-source! Get started at metaflow.org. Netflix applies data science to hundreds of use cases across the company, including optimizing content delivery and video encoding.

How to maximize CPU performance for PostgreSQL 12.0 benchmarks on Linux

HammerDB

We don’t have to stop there, we can also change the energy performance bias setting to performance as well./x86_energy_perf_policy HammerDB doesn’t publish competitive database benchmarks, instead we always encourage people to be better informed by running their own.

Perhaps Consciousness is Just Human Observability?

Adrian Cockcroft

So an individual atom is not conscious, and taking the law of conservation of energy and Shannon’s Information Theory into account, there have to be enough particles arranged in a way that can capture information and form a model that can be queried for a thing to be able to react in a way that learns and adapts to its environment.

Trade-offs under pressure: heuristics and observations of teams resolving internet service outages (Part 1)

The Morning Paper

As a community, we’ve spent a lot of our collective energy addressing the question: " what is needed for the design of systems that prevents or limits catastrophic failure? " Trade-offs under pressure: heuristics and observations of teams resolving internet service outages , Allspaw, Masters thesis, Lund University, 2015.

Data Mining Problems in Retail

Highly Scalable

It helps to achieve the following goals: Smaller dimensionality helps to concentrate the energy of the signal, so each basis vector significantly contributes to the rating estimation. On the right side, the rating is estimated by convolving two vectors of reduced dimensionality and higher energy density.

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Seamless offloading of web app computations from mobile device to edge clouds via HTML5 Web Worker migration

The Morning Paper

Future work includes delving into more realistic use cases and addressing other challenges related to mobile computing such as energy efficiency. Seamless offloading of web app computations from mobile device to edge clouds via HTML5 web worker migration , Jeong et al., SoCC’19 [^1].

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For August 17th, 2018

High Scalability

billion : cryptocurrency gambling ring busted in China; $8.5B : Auto, IoT, Security startups; 10x : infosec M&A; 1,000 : horsepower needed to fly a jet suit; 30% Google's energy savings from AI control of datacenters; Quotable Quotes: The Jury Is In : From the security point of view, the monolithic OS design is flawed and a root cause of the majority of compromises.

Lost Productivity or Found Hyperefficiency?

The Agile Manager

This stands to reason: it is considerably less time- and energy-intensive to ask an Echo to order more Charmin toilet paper than it is to drive to a grocery store or pharmacy, walk in, price compare to justify those few extra pennies for softness, queue, pay, and drive home. The federal government prioritized energy security to guarantee supply and reduce the risk to energy prices of supply shocks. Labor productivity creates economic prosperity.

Feelings Aren't Facts

Baron Schwartz

Sometimes anger arises, and I can use it for energy to help me do things I need to do, but don’t want to do. I was raised in an environment where feelings were minimized, denied, brushed aside. In some circumstances, acknowledging feelings could even be risky. As a result, I adopted a mostly unconscious perspective on feelings which didn’t serve me very well.

Platform Adjacency Theory

Alex Russell

This is a 180-degree turnaround from the energy and mission that powered the original Mozilla Manifesto and Firefox project. TL;DR: Does it matter if the web platform adds new capabilities? And if it should, which ones? The web is a meta-platform. Like other meta-platforms the web thrives or declines to the extent it can accomplish the lion's share of the things we expect most computers to do.

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