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  • W.

    The initiative is written as Gaia-X, see 30 years ago I participated in a data center migration. We had to wait some time for a new building to be completed because we needed cooling capacity for our mainframe. When it was finally finished, we migrated to the client server, switched off the mainframe, but set up an Internet connection. Since then, the computing power of individual computers has increased massively, at lower costs and with less heat emission. Today we use a lot more computing capacity than we did then. But we also save some energy: because of Corona, we no longer drive to offices in cities but work from home from home without killing citizens with fine vehicle dust (400,000 in Europe annually through air pollution). Unfortunately, there are still no reports on what is more environmentally friendly: how to travel in the past (the train is so absurd that it burns 4,400 MW of hard coal in Datteln for its power trains) or more remotely. Of course, we have to reduce energy consumption everywhere and make energy production more ecological. For example, I am concerned that the Greens, formerly an ecological party, approved the Garzweiler II open-cast lignite mine and the Moorburg coal-fired power station, which Vattenfall shut down at the request of the Swedish state's owner, as Environment Minister / Senator. We need more energy from wind and sun without heat loss. The BMWi has done a lot of crap by cutting 40,000 jobs in alternative energy. We must continue to reduce heat production in data centers as well. But measures are easier with a high concentration of computing power. What we have to be careful of, that we prevent digitization in Germany, as we have been doing with data protection for a long time, by looking one-sidedly at the power consumption of the data centers, without taking into account positive effects such as home office with fewer deaths due to polluted air. It is right to want to be "pain in the ass", but our goal must be to reduce (dirty) energy consumption for society as a whole. This can also happen in total if more energy is partially consumed at one point. We do not know it. We should look at it more holistically and not base individual initiatives without numbers.
  • U

    Hello Mr. Chwoyka! Thanks for the hint. I corrected that. Ulrike Ostler
  • N

    @admin “acceptable user experience” is of course also relative. At the latest with IP trunks via geostationary satellites (over 35,000 km away) where every "round trip" has to go over it four times, this distance alone adds up to several hundred milliseconds, which are still normal for many millions of users around the world. But even the many “fragmented” microwave routes can have a similarly high latency. Unfortunately, more and more architects of Internet services / offers are forgetting that ... "Broadband" still means to this day often down to a real 128 kbit / s with 300 ms and more round trips. TCP sessions are tricked out using special technology to enable faster setups, but that's only half the battle ...
  • S.

    CO2 emissions and climate footprints are obviously irrelevant. Even coal-fired Poland is praised as a location for digital infrastructures. Can we still be rescued? How do we want to become climate neutral - no matter what ?! [Image text] (Image link)
  • A.

    I read through this article with great interest. For many manufacturers and wholesalers, product data can become the heart of digitization, that's true. Almost everything that was said in this article also applies to product information management (PIM) systems ( In contrast to PLM, which deals with production-related product data, PIM systems are more concerned with preparing the product information that is necessary for successful product marketing. PIM systems ensure the high quality of product data and their efficient publication via various channels.
  • J

    @ admin "50 million tons of electronic waste produced annually correspond to the counterweight of all commercial aircraft ever built." That's why we need to recycle them for reuse. Jim
  • S.

    I would say with honor that German cloud providers are among the most secure cloud storage systems. These are GDPR compliant, have the servers in Germany and are also largely very transparent. In addition, you can also reach support more easily, for example with the LeitzCloud. Personally, I've been using this cloud for some time and the support here is really great! In addition, LeitzCloud offers many functions, I can only recommend to get an idea for yourself