[kwlug-disc] [OT] linux server power
rashkae at tigershaunt.com
Fri Jan 28 00:29:27 EST 2011
On 11-01-27 08:08 PM, Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
> OK, I slid the linux part in there :).
> My wife just brought in an electrician to tell us why our electricity
> costs at home are so high. He came up with a bunch of different
> things, but one of the potential culprits are the two computers
> running in the basement. One's an old Dell tower server that runs our
> Voip phones. The other is a web/database/backup server running on an
> older HP workstation.
> A quick back of the napkin estimate from the electrician indicated the
> two machines might be costing me 30+ bucks a month in hydro alone.
Did this electrician use a simple Watt meter before making these napkin
calculations? Unless these two computers have attached CRT's turned on
24/7, I would be *really* surprised if combined these are using more
than 150W, (3.6 KWh / day, * 30 = 108KWh) Still worth reducing, of
course, but that should cost less than half than this $30 estimate.
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