Introduction to “Green Computing”
This definition means preventing computers to damage environment or use computing to improve the situation of nature for any organisms, especially humans. San Meringues defined green computing field in the article “Harnessing Green IT: Principles and Practices” as this: “the study and practice of designing, manufacturing, using, and disposing of computers, servers, and associated subsystems-?such as monitors, printers, storage devices, and networking and communications systems -? efficiently and effectively with minimal or no impact on the environment.This goal can affect different aspects of computing and IT. These aspects can be involved of making hardware which use less electricity or new software that control the amount of light which are turned on in a big office. One of the important issues in green computing is recycling any devices or equipment which using in IT or computing.
E. G. Parts which used in computers or laptops or recycling used papers and use recycled papers. Alongside of many different ways for reducing the usage of electricity by computers, there are many efficient ways for reducing the human usage of electricity in daily life.As Patrick Kurd said in his article, “In recent years, Microsoft and other companies have built data centers in central Washington to take advantage of the hydroelectric power produced by two dams in the region. The Microsoft facility, which consumes up to 27 megawatts of energy at any given time, is powered by hydroelectricity. ” There are many companies which ask their employees to work in their house rather than going to the office and burn fuels.
These activities keep our environment alive and help us to protect it from changing to a non-life place.