Building A Greener Grid

Forbes writes that server efficiency is the key to a greener future:
“It turns out there are a lot of gains to be made from easy, low-hanging-fruit projects,” says Sun’s Dave Douglas. He describes a server upgrade on one of Sun’s own data centers last June that turned 22 outmoded servers into 11 modern machines, whose processors run at a slower speed but are capable of far more simultaneous tasks. That test case cut the center’s energy use by about 93%, saving Sun about enough to recoup the project’s $300,000 cost in just three years. Full Story

About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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