Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Jun 2008 17:12 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Benchmarks Green, power reduction, and climate change are all the rage these days, and the world of computers is not off the hook on this one. Software and hardware manufacturers are trying hard to keep power consumption down - while first something for mostly mobile computers, desktops and servers are now part of the effort too. PC World tested Windows Server 2008 and two Linux server offerings and compared their power usage patterns.
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Power saving
by Lengsel on Tue 10th Jun 2008 19:29 UTC
Lengsel
Member since:
2006-04-19

Having strong battery life just makes for good laptop and battery sales.

Power saving for desktops and servers just makes them cheaper to run. Less power consumption means having to pay out less in bills.

But doing things for "going green" or "climate change" is bunch of garbage perpetrated by fascists and all the liberal nonsense. Being environmentally-friendly is a good thing, but doing anything because of "climate change" or for "global warming", is an invalid argument continuously poured out by crazy liberals who don't think for themself and do not question all scientific evidence before deciding for themself if they even believe it exsists or not.

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RE: Power saving
by fretinator on Tue 10th Jun 2008 19:36 in reply to "Power saving"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

...bunch of garbage perpetrated by fascists...liberal nonsense...crazy liberals

I take it your new Mac has been fixed to your satsifaction, Mr. Limbaugh.

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RE: Power saving
by h3rman on Tue 10th Jun 2008 19:44 in reply to "Power saving"
h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09

Having strong battery life just makes for good laptop and battery sales.

Power saving for desktops and servers just makes them cheaper to run. Less power consumption means having to pay out less in bills.

But doing things for "going green" or "climate change" is bunch of garbage perpetrated by fascists and all the liberal nonsense. Being environmentally-friendly is a good thing, but doing anything because of "climate change" or for "global warming", is an invalid argument continuously poured out by crazy liberals who don't think for themself and do not question all scientific evidence before deciding for themself if they even believe it exsists or not.


Well, you're right, but for the wrong reasons.
"Climate change" is a hoax, not because it's not there, but because there is literally *NOTHING* that one can do about it. The CO2 is simply there, no way to bring it down.
But there is a valid reason to cut the use of energy. And that is called Peak Oil. It's fairly simple, actually, the cheap oil is running out (not, "the oil is running out"). This affects oil *AND* food prices everywhere now.

The reason the climate change hoax is promoted is to put the public safely to sleep and create an issue that people can debate on while the establishment is out for real business.
Because in the end, nobody gives a [peep] about "climate change". And everybody knows that, still it's nice to give people in the opposition, who have nothing to do anyway, some toys.

See what happens in the US - finally people start buying the cars most of the rest of the world drives. The somewhat less greedy-for-gas type. Not because of Al Gore's Sermons, but because of Uncle Sam's Clams.

But I do think that you, as well, have been caught by the distraction, because not only is the climate change thing a hoax, the "there is no CO2 problem" controversy it ITSELF a hoax too.

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RE: Power saving
by sbergman27 on Tue 10th Jun 2008 20:00 in reply to "Power saving"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

But doing things for "going green" or "climate change" is bunch of garbage perpetrated by fascists and all the liberal nonsense.

I am disappointed at your playing down the importance of reducing energy consumption, and instead pushing your own political agenda. Global warming is but one of many very important practical and environmental reasons to conserve. Mining or drilling for fossil fuels has a very real impact. Burning those fossil fuels has a very real impact. It does not matter whether you find the arguments for global warming to be convincing. The conclusion which any rational person must draw regarding the need to conserve is clear. It was clear back in the 1970's when I was growing up during the "energy crisis". After that, we ignored it for a long time, simply choosing SUVs instead of cars to get around CAFE, etc.

But the fact remains, and is still clear today: We must do what we can to conserve. And there is a fantastic amount of low-hanging fruit still ripe for the picking.

Please do not try to minimize the issue, or derail the conversation with a personal pet peeve.

And on that note, I invite Windows, Linux, *BSD, and Mac users, along with everyone else, to help each other to see ways to conserve. Because regardless of the OS we prefer... we are all in this together. I'm 45. And my generation has so far failed to do anything meaningful about this problem. I call upon all of you, now, to succeed where my generation has failed.

Edited 2008-06-10 20:16 UTC

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RE[2]: Power saving
by evangs on Tue 10th Jun 2008 20:12 in reply to "RE: Power saving"
evangs Member since:
2005-07-07

It was clear back in the 1970's when I was growing up during the "energy crisis".


You mean the 1970s when climatologist were warning about the impending threat of "global cooling"? Or the 1970s when the man made "energy crisis" hit due to the OPEC cartel deciding to stop the shipments of oil to countries supporting Israel in the Yom Kippur war?

AGW is a hoax. It may be happening (though evidence shows that the earth has begun to cool), but its a real stretch to try an pin the blame on human activity.

Nevertheless, I'm all in favor of reducing the power consumed by computers. Less power consumed = less cooling needed = longer lasting hardware. Thats in addition to the $$$ saved through lower energy bills.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Thank you for bringing that long thread of political BS into a Technical Forum. It would be a shame to, say, discuss the issue purely on technological points related to information systems.

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