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Detlef Thoms (SAP) - Sustainable Programming

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Sustainable Programming @ SAP For software developers, being sustainable and contributing to clean IT means designing software programs that make efficient use of computing resources and save energy. For SAP developers and architects, this becomes even more imperative if we take the huge number of business transactions worldwide into consideration, that are handled by an SAP system in one way or another. From a back-of-the-envelope calculation, you will see that in this context, already small sustainable programming measures can save the energy consumption of a small city. In this overview session, we will show why we consider sustainable programming important at SAP, and which optimization strategies and programming recommendations we use. Key questions are how to provide computing and storage power with minimum environmental impact, and how to find the right balance between end-to-end response time, throughput, and economical/sustainable resource consumption.

Detlef Thoms is Chief Product Expert, Performance & Scalability at SAP Product Engineering and holds 23 years of SAP experience that he has gained in several areas like Development Support (Available-to-Promise), Supply Chain Management Consulting and Solution Management for Master Data Governance. In January 2011 he joined the Product Management Team for Performance & Scalability covering the entire SAP portfolio with the focus to ensure that SAP software is performance-optimized, sustainable and designed to capitalize on the latest hardware and technology trends. LinkedIn-Profile