Low carbon ICT

Low carbon ICT in Oxford University

The Low Carbon ICT project will develop a 'wake-on-LAN' (WoL) service to reduce the University of Oxford’s carbon footprint that results from the operation of its ICT infrastructure. Initial estimates suggest the service could reduce annual power use by a 2GWh so result in an annual saving in power costs of c. £200k, and save the production of over 1100 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.

The WoL service software will be released as open source code as part of a tool kit, which will include technical documentation and training materials.

This project will monitor, evaluate and disseminate findings about the implementation of the new service.  The project reports directly to the Office of the Director of IT (ODIT).

The project website can be found at http://projects.oucs.ox.ac.uk/lowcarbonict