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Scintillating Science Café -- "tips for cutting energy consumption"

2013-11-29 (Fri) 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Using Internet services such as email, search engines, online shopping, and social networking services on smart phones or personal computers at home are now indispensable aspects our lives. Can you imagine how much electricity is used for providing such services?
Cloud computing, and other internet based services, are supported by data centers made up of numerous servers.The electricity to run all these data centers in the world is 30 million kilowatts, the output of 30 nuclear power stations.
As the range of services has broadened, the required consumption of electricity is on the rise, becoming a big social issue. One data center consumes electricity almost equivalent to the overall power consumption of 30,000 households. Increased electricity consumption will lead to global warming and increases in electric utility rate, so we cannot leave this problem unsolved.

Why not consider with us how you can reduce this consumption of electricity?
Guest: MATSUOKA Morito, Professor, Cybermedia Center, Osaka University

Venue: Art Area B1 (Concourse, 1st basement, Naniwabashi Station, Keihan Nakanoshima Line)

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There is no entrance fee for attending this event and advance registration is not required.

What is the Osaka University Research Council?

Osaka University consists of more than schools, graduate schools, and courses in which students study. There are also research institutes and centers conducting scintillating research. The Osaka University Research Council promotes mutual cooperation among these research institutes and centers in order to support outstanding young researchers actively contributing to research communities in the world.

What is a Scintillating Café?

Scintillating Café is the name for informal seminars sponsored by the Osaka University Research Council and the Support Office for Large-Scale Education and Research Projects. Scintillating Cafés invite researchers and serve as forums for dialogue between researchers and citizens. The organizers hope that participants can appreciate these chances to learn about next-generation environmental technology and bioscience in these Cafés.

Sponsored by: Art Area B1 (Osaka University, Dance Box, Keihan Electric Railway), Osaka University Research Council

In cooperation with: Administrative Office for Large-Scale Education and Research Projects, Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Center for the Study of Communication-Design, NPO recip (Regional Culture Information and Projects)

Date: 2013-11-29 (Fri) 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
URL: http://www.lserp.osaka-u.ac.jp/info/2013100702.html
Contact: Osaka University Research Council (General Affairs Division, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases)
biken-syomu@office.osaka-u.ac.jp

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