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philinux
October 26th, 2011, 12:58 PM
Interesting short article.

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2011/10/307-gw-the-maximum-energy-the.html

ki4jgt
October 26th, 2011, 01:08 PM
Interesting short article.

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2011/10/307-gw-the-maximum-energy-the.html

NICE, I'm saving the planet by simply sitting at my computer :-)

Evil-Ernie
October 26th, 2011, 01:11 PM
To be fair I dont think thats too bad considering how much buzzing power-hungry electrical equipment keeps the web going, also take into consideration because of the net people are travelling less by using conferencing, email and VOIP so making huge savings in carbon that way.

But still it could be better, I am a big advocate of mini-itx and SSD technology both make major power savings. Also companies could start replacing in-effecient desktop PCs with thin-clients or laptops, in fact take-home laptops could even replace a big home desktop PC for personal use.

ubupirate
October 26th, 2011, 01:37 PM
You'd think it would be higher when you look inside a datacenter and all their server rooms with racks upon racks of servers running 24/7 with a heavy air conditioning system running 24/7 also.

Related:
http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2009/05/14/whos-got-the-most-web-servers/

An article from 2009 (updated August 2011) on probable estimated # of servers for some places.

forrestcupp
October 26th, 2011, 02:09 PM
This is just because the Matrix hasn't been built yet.

inĚterĚpunct
October 27th, 2011, 02:10 AM
You'd think it would be higher when you look inside a datacenter and all their server rooms with racks upon racks of servers running 24/7 with a heavy air conditioning system running 24/7 also.
My exact thoughts.

This is just because the Matrix hasn't been built yet.
Oh, we're getting there. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15305579

forrestcupp
October 27th, 2011, 02:29 AM
Oh, we're getting there. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15305579
Cool. We are the robots. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXa9tXcMhXQ)