Green Libraries on Cloud Computing Platform

Green Libraries on Cloud Computing Platform

Mayank Yuvaraj (Central University of Bihar, India)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5888-2.ch384
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Background

Green Computing

Green computing can be defined as the study and practise of designing, manufacturing, using and disposing of computers, servers and associated subsystems with negligible impact on the environment. The essence of green computing lies in proximity with green chemistry which is directed towards the reduction in the use of hazardous materials, maximization of the efficiency of energy during the lifetime of the product and lastly, the promotion of recyclability or biodegradability of computer waste products. Some of the approaches central to green computing are:

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    Longevity of the product

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    Algorithmic efficiency of the product

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    Efficient and Effective resource allocation

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    Virtualization medium

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    Judicious Power management

Key Terms in this Chapter

Cloudware: The applications or software that aid in building, deploying and running Cloud based solutions.

Cloud: An abstraction of the infrastructure that runs the Internet. The Cloud symbol is borrowed from IT textbook`s illustrations which represents the demarcation point of the responsibility of the user and service provider on the Web.

Cloud Client: Computing devices used to access Cloud resources.

Cloudcenter: A large service provider that rents its infrastructure to other organization or an enterprise.

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