calculating electricity costs
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Thu Mar 11 12:07:25 CST 2010
On Thu, 11 Mar 2010, Ian King wrote:
> off). It's been helpful in terms of making decisions regarding 'optional'
> equipment - like the dual-proc Alpha machine that draws 250 watts.... --
It really hurt to make the decision I made this week when I discovered the
powersupply on my Compaq Alpha XP1000/667 died over the weekend, but I
pulled the plug on it and my VAXstation 4000/60. I'll soon pull the plug on
my UNIX server as well (though I might at a later date replace it with a
low-power Mini-ITX system).
As I have a spare XP1000, the deciding factor was electricity and cooling
costs. This will seriously cut our electricity bill, which took a sizable
jump once I got my servers back online, and it will save me from having to
setup some form of cooling prior to summer hitting.
I will get the XP1000 working again soon, but only so I can recover data off
of it. From now on it will only be powered on when I need it. :-(
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