Thread overview
Ecological Impact of High-performance Computing
Sep 25
Arun
Sep 27
Abdulhaq
3 days ago
Abdulhaq
September 25
"Educators may want to reconsider teaching Python to University students. There are plenty environmentally friendly alternatives."

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EiwghkHWkAEzbMx?format=jpg

Python is the more CO2-intensive and less efficient of the languages in astronomy, argues https://arxiv.org/pdf/2009.11295v1.pdf

Bit coin mining could probably the worst offender here, but who doesn't like money!?
September 27
On Friday, 25 September 2020 at 21:26:15 UTC, Arun wrote:
> "Educators may want to reconsider teaching Python to University students. There are plenty environmentally friendly alternatives."
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> https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EiwghkHWkAEzbMx?format=jpg
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> Python is the more CO2-intensive and less efficient of the languages in astronomy, argues https://arxiv.org/pdf/2009.11295v1.pdf

This is a very important subject, thanks for bringing it up. This could be a real killer feature for D as the world population grows and our dependency on computing increases.

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> Bit coin mining could probably the worst offender here, but who doesn't like money!?

But is Bitcoin money!?


3 days ago
On Friday, 25 September 2020 at 21:26:15 UTC, Arun wrote:
> "Educators may want to reconsider teaching Python to University students. There are plenty environmentally friendly alternatives."
>
> https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EiwghkHWkAEzbMx?format=jpg
>
> Python is the more CO2-intensive and less efficient of the languages in astronomy, argues https://arxiv.org/pdf/2009.11295v1.pdf
>
> Bit coin mining could probably the worst offender here, but who doesn't like money!?

Here's another article on this important subject:

https://thenewstack.io/which-programming-languages-use-the-least-electricity/