[nSLUG] Measured wattage of atom system
D G Teed
donald.teed at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 12:57:48 ADT 2008
I'm going to predict that the Atom is the first generation of a change
we are going to see. The next version is 64 bit, duo core, higher RAM ceiling,
and some other improvements. It would be useful for many office desktops
and will be on the market in weeks.
The third generation will likely be for server room applications -
possibly in blades.
In that scenario, you save power twice: once in the server's draw,
and the second time in reduced A/C draw.
Electricity never goes down in price. The new hardware is cheap (so far).
There is a hosting company in the U.K. which already offers cheaper
hosting on Atom based systems because of this double up on power saving.
AMD may be able to jump in there too, if it acts quickly enough.
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