Green Computing isn’t the same as Low Power Computing

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

At ALT.NET Canada this weekend I had a bunch of interesting conversations about all sorts of things. Thanks to Michael Stiefel for proposing the session on what Green means for developers. That and some other conversations at the weekend caused things to fall into place. In the past ...

How Green is Your PC? Estimating Power Usage Effectiveness

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

How efficient is your PC? Here’s a thought… How about taking some ideas from the peopl e who run data centers? Turns out data centers use a measure called Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) to assess how energy efficient they are: Power usage effectiveness (PUE) is a ...

Shiny New Toys… Samsung NC10 Netbook

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

So my trusty old Dell Inspiron 4100 laptop finally really died the other night. After many many years of service the hinge snapped. It's been limping along for a while; the battery no longer works, the disk drive has been replaced, the wireless card is cracked and the track pad ...

Pat Helland on Green Computing through Sharing

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Pat Helland gave an awesome keynote last week at the p&p Summit. I wasn't able to blog about it until today as he gave the same talk at TechEd in Europe yesterday. You can read the abstract here. He got through over sixty slides in an hour so this just ...

Building a Green Windows Home Server: Fan Configuration

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Someone asked me exactly how I configured the fans on my WHS to run really quietly. The previous post on this didn't have sufficient detail so here's some more wiring information.