spin, if ya want accurate numbers about power consumption, there is really only one way to get 'em... turn off *everything* electric in the house. take a meter reading run a single computer for say ten minutes. take another meter reading. call light company, get current electric rate. calculate rate per minute/hour/etc. i am sure that these numbers would be of interest to many computer users. now, do the same thing for ten mins with a server that is "sleeping" and then do it again while the server is experiencing heavy activity. and you could do a test with all of your servers running. the numbers that you are getting from the light company are most likely not accurate. get yer own. then and only then will ya know for sure. of course though, i rarely ever use anybody else's numbers for anything. i can only remember two times that i have ever used somebody else's source code. one was for some ssh code and the other was for a recent credit card luhn validation routine. i like numbers. in my current programming efforts i keep track of how many ten thousandths of a second each functions takes to execute. it makes for some really cool low level tweeking. but really though, its been my experience that when the ol spouse is complaining about something simple like the light bill, maybe she is really frustrated about something else... go figure.. me. > --- spinhead <evolt at spinhead.com> wrote: > > Know of any online info re: how much power a > > computer uses when it's in full > > power-saving mode? Seems the local utility co told > > my wife that a potential > > cause of our larger electric bill is 'increased > > computer use' and now she > > insists that all machines be shut down every night. > > Including my server. I > > really need some comparison to a normal household > > item, e.g. 'in power save > > mode, a computer uses the same electricity as a 40 > > watt light bulb' would be > > nice. > > > > spinhead > > > > Okay, so I have 9 computers. That's not excessive is > > it? It's only 1.5 per > > person. > > > > > > > > > > --------------------------------------- > > For unsubscribe and other options, including > > the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: > > http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt ! > > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Find a job, post your resume. > http://careers.yahoo.com > > --------------------------------------- > For unsubscribe and other options, including > the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: > http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !