C3-Lab: Integrated Innovation for de-carbonizing datacenters

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The Internet Datacenters that power more and more aspects of our life are responsible for a large–and rapidly increasing–share of US carbon emissions. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accounts for 4% of global carbon emissions today, and that number is expected to double during the next decade. These carbon emissions stem not just from powering the operations of datacenters, but from the supply chains providing the equipment hosted within them.

The integrated research vision of the C3-Lab is to develop a foundation for technological innovations encompassing hardware, software, algorithms, and curricula to enable a realistic achievable path to a zero-carbon cloud infrastructure.

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