CYBERJAYA (December 13): The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) announced on Monday (December 13) the six winners of the Green Computing Awards 2021 (GCA 2021) which enabled the government to save RM 4.1 million in energy costs and reduce its energy costs. carbon footprint of 6,751 tonnes per year.
The Department of Public Works (JKR) received the award for the best electrical system, the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) won the award for the best environmental regulation, the Department of Surveying and Mapping (JUPEM) took won the award for best tracking and reporting, and Attorney General Chambers (AGC) won the award for best scalability and sustainability.
The Best Management and Industrial Advocacy awards were won by the National Registration Department (JPN), while the Public Service Department (JPA) won the Best Systems Engineering and Best of the Best awards.
The inaugural awards, launched with the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Tech (MIGHT), and held annually, aim to recognize government agencies that are committed to green computing.
“Green computing can cut energy costs by up to 60% and reduce our carbon footprint,” Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri, Dr Adham Baba, said in a speech on Monday. delivered during the GCA 2021 ceremony.
Green computing is the development and use of equipment and systems that have low environmental impact and cause less harm to humans.
Dr Adham said the winners were evaluated on the basis of their semi-annual audit report and by a jury made up of professionals and academics from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines.
He said new categories and the private sector will be included in the SCM next year.
Ahead of the ceremony, Dr Adham launched the green data center, Edgibility Cyberjaya 1 (ECJ1), located in the MIGHT building and featuring a technique for cooling the servers by submerging them in coolant to lower their temperature and reduce their energy consumption.
“ECJ1 is the only titanium-certified data center for low-carbon computing in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.