Dec 1 – 3, 2023
Asia/Kathmandu timezone

Sustainable computing using mobile linux.

Dec 1, 2023, 5:08 PM
Lightning Talk- IN PERSON Track A


Suraj Kumar Mahto


As of 2019, the average global e-waste generated per capita was 7.3 kilograms. E-waste has been a significant problem in recent years and will continue to grow. Modern-day smartphones have much higher computing power than the previous generation of hand-held devices.
old android smarphones

I implemented a small feasibility study as a part of my final year project showing that Android systems today are PC-like enough after forming SSH clusters so that it is easily possible to deploy standard tools and mechanisms from the stationary computing world to distribute computational tasks successfully.

flow chart

We followed a Level-Oriented Design: a top-down process Design by composition: modeling the problem, building up, and extending the solution by adding additional things. We tried to approach this by flashing 3rd party firmware and software. MPI was used to perform parallel computing operations.

Since this is a heterogenous cluster we used multiple OSes like Mobian(Debian on mobile) and PostMarketOS running software like phosh etc

Is there a scope for this solution to extend to real-life use cases? What challenges do we face here? How is FOSS helping me work in this feasibility study? I would interact with fellow technocrats, diving into these questions.

Tracks Use of GNOME Technologies outside of desktop
Talk Description Forming a SSH Cluster using old smartphones- Sustainable Computing
Author(s) Bio SDE, GSoC '2021 with KDE, Ex-NPCI, FOSS Evangelist and Contributor
Pronouns He/Him
Where are you located? Jharkhand, India
Do you need travel sponsorship from GNOME Foundation in order to join our event? Yes

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