[LINK] Solar cells

Malcolm Miles mgm-ns at tardis.net
Wed Jan 24 21:49:39 AEDT 2007

On Sun, 21 Jan 2007 08:23:24 +1100, you wrote:

>> Computing, and networking in particular, is front and centre when it comes
>> to the wasteful use of electricity.  It's the weekend, and yet every
>> ethernet switch runs as though it is facing peak load, just so you get
>> this e-mail milliseconds earlier.
>I have to say that I have done my little bit by changing my physical 
>servers over to virtual servers using XEN.  It was a risk to my client 
>connectivity, but it was a successful shift and reduced my IT power burn 
>by about 25%.

While I can't do much about the PCs and servers at work, I have
switched to 100% green power at home so I don't feel quite as guilty
running all my various home PCs and servers.

Best wishes,

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