Future cloud platforms must be developed holistically and ground-up (and together with key industrial players) with sustainability as a core requirement. Moreover, the next-generation datacenters require innovation in integrated and co-designed technologies for cooling, electricity generation, storage, and management to maximize the use of renewables and sustainable energy utilization.
Minimal-energy computing and storage cloud platforms
The latest research in energy-efficient computing and storage is witnessing the emergence of heterogeneous logic and memory fabrics, including the integration of emerging nanotechnologies. This integration is calling for foundational IT systems design research in several avenues to reduce cost and power while scaling performance drastically.
Sustainable use of renewable energy in IT infrastructures
Next-generation datacenter (housing) infrastructure requires innovation in integrated and co-designed technologies for electricity generation, storage, and management to maximize renewables as a terminal in the electricity grid.