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Foundations of Green IT: Consolidation, Virtualization, Efficiency, and ROI in the Data Center by Marty Poniatowski

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Chapter 18. Simple Power Savings and Other Green Tips

This book discusses many complex and advanced topics related to power and cooling, but there are also many simple ways to reduce power consumption. The following are some facts to consider related to power from an American Power Conversion (APC) study:

• In a typical desktop computer, nearly half the power coming out of the wall is wasted and never reaches the processor, memory, disks, or other components.

• The added heat from inefficient computers can increase the demand on air conditioners and cooling systems, making your computing equipment even more expensive to run.

• Even though most of today’s desktop computers are capable of automatically transitioning to a Standby (also ...

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