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Re: Forcasts, why won't anyone believe them?
Once upon a time, Roeland Meyer <email@example.com> said: > The assumption is wrong. A server motherboard and CPU draws the same power > regardless of what it's doing. Lap-tops and the like are different and you Not necessarily. For example, when a server is idle, Linux "halts" the CPU between interrupts (instead of doing a "busy wait" loop). This significantly drops power usage and heat generated, which can also mean lessfan power. So, a busy Linux server generates more heat and uses more power than an idle Linux server. I think FreeBSD does the same; I don't know about other OSs. -- Chris Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org> Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.