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Old 3rd August, 2007, 04:54 PM
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Despite Energy Efficient Hardware, Power Usage Rising In Data Centers

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Friday, 03 August 2007

How fast is our new day dimming? Here one indication....

Power consumption per computational unit has dropped in the past six years by 80%, but at-the-plug consumption has still risen by a factor of 3.4, according to the Uptime Institute.
By Antone Gonsalves
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August 3, 2007 06:00 AM

While vendors paint a rosy picture of improving power-to-performance ratios in servers, the reality is power usage in data centers is increasing, an IT education and consulting firm said Thursday...
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Similar situation to most things, like motoring, aviation, etc.

They all use less energy these days, but there's a heck of a lot more of them, and counting.
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And my company is writing a complete new software package that is based on the idea of 'Use twice as much hardware to do the same amount of work as we used to do, and then add even more features to increase the hardware requirements even further'.
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