Information technology is an integral part of the daily
teaching, research, and business life of the University. It is also
a consumer of energy and a catalyst for promoting the efficient
utilization of energy through innovation and environmental
stewardship. Programs like iprint@ub and desktop virtualization
allow UBIT to conserve energy and reduce waste.
For a stimulating exploration into
these issues developed at UB, see Guercio et
al,“Implementing Green Technologies and Practices
in a High Performance Computing Center” where UB was able
to increase its computing power by a factor of ten while
simultaneously reducing its energy consumption by 20%.