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Re: [tlug] silicon cash eater

On Tue, Jul 4, 2017 at 4:23 AM, Kevin Sullivan <> wrote:
> And the numbers are in.
> Base config uses
> Cable box + Cable modem +Airport router + printer on standby + running
> server: about 135w
> Monitor (big...) +40-50w
> Desk Light +10w
> external DVD +1-2w
> Speakers +5-10w
> Total about 195w
> Add in the W10 i7 with 8 cores running SETI, spinning up 5 drives and
> cooling fans... it peaks on boot over 400w
> And run SETI using the GPU (225w total) +80 or so.
> Everything running as I wish if power weren't an issue: about 450w. That
> sucks (Silicon Cash eater!)
That is your full power-on usage. Still missing is the standby (i.e.
no SETI and you are sleeping, so nothing else) numbers...

This can rationalize investing in more power-friendly new hardware or
not. Simply not running SETI and configuring DPMS, etc off may be
Or are you asking for a cheap way (HW+power) to run SETI??


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