[LINK] Green web servers with netbook components

Michael Skeggs mike@bystander.net mskeggs at gmail.com
Wed May 20 12:18:38 EST 2009


This discussion is overlapping with an interesting speech I read from
Charlie Stross (a good Sci-fi author) in which he looks at limits to growth
for computing and how it will impact the industry:
http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2009/05/login_2009_keynote_gaming_in_t.html
His analogy with the aircraft industry is nice.
Up until the 1960s it was all about going faster, now it is about
efficiency, scale etc.
I think the Atom processors are a sign that we are starting to move in a
similar direction, that is the processor is fast enough for most tasks so
efficiency , cost and power become issues.
Regards,
Michael Skeggs


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