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Re: [tlug] silicon cash eater

Kevin Sullivan

JP +81-90-9829-9653

On Jun 27, 2017, at 12:56, Curt Sampson <> wrote:

On 2017-06-26 21:46 +0900 (Mon), kts wrote:

According to your calculations, call it my ¥4,000/month silicon cash

Except I was just using numbers pulled out of my you-know-where. For
all I know, it's pulling 50 watts when idle, in which case turning it
off for 80% of the month saves you less than ¥900.

Yes, i need to measure. Laptop points taken, but I am loathe to take offline my multi-disk LVM array now over 10TB… Sure don’t need that for the web server but as my fileserver for backups and shares etc. I always wanted that. Likely a small dedicated NAS is likely better but my roomy case and linux make it easy to roll it up into one.

You need to measure. And, as I pointed out, if the goal is to save
money and the server really is an issue, a cheap used laptop will save
on both capital costs and running costs compared to almost any desktop
configuration; laptops designers spend a lot more effort on reducing
power consumption at idle than desktop component designers do because
they get so much more payback from it. (Saving a few watts when
drawing from a wall isn't obvious to consumers; running for longer on
a battery is very obvious to consumers.)

Curt Sampson         <>         +81 90 7737 2974

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