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Archive for December 18th, 2008

Microsoft server power management

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Microsoft has just published an excellent paper for server system administrators entitled Power in, dollars out: How to stem the flow in the data center. It gives a succinct overview of power management considerations on Windows servers and explains how energy-efficient data centres can be implemented.

PCs and aircons

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Many people don’t realize that the average desktop PC wastes nearly half the power it draws from the wall socket. This excess energy is dissipated as heat. The average server wastes 30 to 40 percent of its power.

From an address by Dr. Dileep Bhandarkar, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft at 2008 CeBIT

The advent of PCs in offices also partially explains the explosion in installations of air-conditioning units in (more…)