I have a couple of nodes with low utilization, but they are not scaled down. Why?
Have you set the cluster autoscaler?
If cluster autoscaler is set up, it should be correctly configured to scale down the nodes. To see the possible issues, check the cluster autoscaler documentation.
How many CO2 is produced by pod?
This calculations are based on the following assumptions:
- Emissions for cloud server using 100% green electricity: 160 Kg CO2eq / year and server (from goclimate.com )
- Cluster node of 2 cpu. We approximate 1 node is 1 server
- 15 pods per node
With this assumption, the mean consumption of CO2 per pod in a year is 160 / 15 = 11 Kg CO2eq / year per pod.