CQuanDRI = Carbon Quandry with Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI)

What’s the scope of this work?
This project will provide a measurement trace that captures the sustainability aspects in the operation of a DRI service, including dependencies between different indicators (e.g. data flow, power consumption, and carbon intensity).

This will answer questions such as:

  • How does variability in the utilisation of infrastructure translate to energy consumption?
  • Which are the indicators that minimise uncertainty of associated carbon footprints?
  • How does the varying grid carbon intensity affect carbon footprints, and can this be exploited to reduce emissions?

By leveraging end-to-end data from the partners,this project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of service-level quantification of carbon footprints.


Daniel Schien, Bristol University
Noa Zilberman, Oxford University
Alastair Dewhurs, STFC
David Greenwood, Newcastle University

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.6948779