[LINK] Can a web server be powered by a wind turbine?

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue May 18 09:45:36 AEST 2010

Fernando Cassia wrote:
> On Sun, May 16, 2010 at 12:45 AM, Tom Worthington
>> <http://cecs.anu.edu.au/seminars/showone.pl?SID=2594>.
> ... What  makes a "web server" different than a "database server" or
> "file nserver" or just "pc" for that matter?. ...

It is easier to reduce the load of a web server, than a database server
or an arbitrary computer application. If you are in the middle of a 
database transaction and the system slows, or stops, then a complex back 
out and recovery may be needed.

> Considering that there´s web servers for the smallest of devices
> (even PalmOS smartphones and PDAs) ...

The application I had in mind was for large web servers, consuming 
megawatts of power, from a large wind turbine.

Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Lecturer, The Australian National University t: 02 61255694
Computer Science http://cs.anu.edu.au/user/3890

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