understanding your carbon footprint
Our FlaxPoints methodology and metric attempts to be a comprehensive measure to quantify the carbon-intensity of computing, with efficiency as the core point of evaluation.
Our extensive database of computing systems and components allows us to compare systems on performance vs carbon footprint. More efficient designs will score higher, and the metrics will illuminate whether comparison products are - for example - 2x or 3x better, or only 20% improved. This allows for a detailed comparison across technology vendors and across generations of products.
The FlaxPoints methodology also takes into account secondary factors, not just raw performance, that impact the longevity of systems and components in your data centers - factors such as serviceability and maintainability that might not be everyone's headline concerns, but that might have an outsize impact on the effectiveness and ultimately efficiency of data center operations.