The Green Cloud

The Green Cloud aims to provide a stable cloud-computing platform that uses experimental techniques to remain as energy efficient as possible, helping the environment and lowering costs at the same time. Comprised of approximately 90 machines, the Green Cloud provides over 360 cores of processing power that can be used for a wide range of computing tasks, and employs an energy-saving technique called grid-heating to recycle the excess heat produced by the grid to heat the South Bend Green House. This innovative strategy drastically reduces the environmental and financial costs to maintain both the green house and the computing grid.