On Sun, 06 Apr 2008 12:03:14 -0700 VWWall wrote: | Here's a chance to do some new thinking about power distribution: | | "The Green Grid is a global consortium dedicated to developing and | promoting energy efficiency for data centers and information service | delivery by: | | * Defining meaningful, user-centric models and metrics | * Developing standards, measurement methods, processes and new | technologies to improve performance against the defined metrics | * Promoting the adoption of energy efficient standards, processes, | measurements and technologies." | |
| | "Electricity is being wasted at an alarming rate by most current | servers. A typical 2U server with dual processors runs on a 450W power | supply. Of that, 35 percent (160W) are lost just in the power conversion | process inside the machine. This doesn't just cost money for a bit of | wasted power; it also costs money for the additional cooling required to | keep the datacenter at a constant temperature, and it limits the total | number of servers that can be installed in a datacenter due to power | constraints." | |
| | Anybody got any good ideas? Phil has expressed some in the past.
I do not recommend using a dimmer to reduce the energy consumption of your computer.