[nSLUG] Measured wattage of atom system

Daniel MacKay daniel at bonmot.ca
Thu Sep 18 12:33:09 ADT 2008

> It's really hard to believe that a
> CPU and usage of a computer can cost that much!

If you're curious, ("never spoil a good argument with facts") just  
buy, from Radio Shack, Zellers, Kent etc, or borrow, a power monitor  
like this:


OR plug the device into your smart-ish UPS and it'll tell you how  
many watts, and work it out from there.

The devices in the links above will tell you kWh used; run them for a  
day to figure out kWh per day.

Most allow you to plug in the cost of the kWh and show you the  
dollars per day.

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