Accompanying research

The Fraunhofer IZM supports BMBF-funded research projects with Green ICT topics to prepare environmental potential analyses. This accompanying research aims for all research projects to quantify their ecological improvements over standard technologies using a simplified environmental assessment. IZM has developed a simplified methodological approach for balancing the manufacturing- and usage-related carbon footprints for this task. This approach is communicated to the external research projects in training courses, and direct consultations accompany implementation.

The following projects are currently undergoing accompanying research:

  • Additive Manufacturing based Production of Embedded Robust Electronics (AMPERE)
  • Data radio network with adaptive hardware and AI optimization to reduce energy consumption (DAKORE)
  • Extrem energieeffiziente Edge-Cloud-Hardware (E4C)
  • New power semiconductors and high-frequency electronics for modern energy-saving edge-cloud systems (EdgeLimit2)
  • Energy-efficient climate simulations on heterogeneous supercomputers through co-design (EECliPs)
  • Open-source solution approaches for monitoring and system settings for energy-optimized data centers (EE-HPC)
  • Energy-optimized simulation methods for application-oriented computational problems (ENSIMA)
  • Energy-optimized supercomputer networks using wind energy (ESN4NW)
  • Energy-saving edge electronics for traffic control (GreenEdge-FuE)
  • Ecological perspective of roll-to-roll manufacturing processes (Hyperstripes)
  • Operational optimization of energy-efficient data centers through the use of digital twins (IT-Zauber)
  • KoKo-Power
  • Modular power electronics for battery management at the level of individual cells (MCIB)
  • Network-coupled accelerators for energy-efficient heterogeneous computing (NAAICE)
  • Energy-optimized genome sequencing library for energy-efficient programmable microelectronics (SeqAnonFPGA)
  • Energy-optimized supercomputer hardware using stencil and tensor accelerators (STXDemo)
  • Second-life computing clusters integrated into wind turbines (WindHPC)