[Techtalk] Power consumption (was Server was broken into ...)
jennyw at dangerousideas.com
Wed Nov 21 19:14:16 EST 2001
At the highest tier I think it's .22 cents. Which is where we were at when I
was looking at the electricity bills last. Of course, that was at the
beginning of the summer when CA was going through it's power crisis. It's
possible that prices have dropped since then ...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Walt" <pippin at fred.net>
To: <techtalk at linuxchix.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 3:35 PM
Subject: Re: [Techtalk] Power consumption (was Server was broken into ...)
> jennyw wrote:
> >* Why a SonicWall instead of a Linux firewall? One issue with running a
> >firewall at home is the cost of electricity. For example, I had two
> >firewall computers, and if they each pulled 100W, that's about $30/month
> >electricity. Plus whatever's needed for the Web/mail servers. Of course,
> >there are low-power consumption distributions of linux firewalls (running
> >off a floppy and CD-ROM, for example), I'd love to hear about them!
> Last night I was discussing power consumption
> with my brother (an electronics. tech) (we were
> trying to convince management that flat-panels
> were worth the extra cost in power savings.)
> and learned some interesting things.
> 200W = c. $30 /mo? Hrrm... What's your
> cost for power there? Here it's about
> $.06 / kw/h and in Philly it's about $.08.
> 24x7x30 = 720 hours per month
> 200w = .2 kw
> cost = kw x time x rate
> .2 x 720 x .08 = $11.52/mo
> Anyway! :-) Thought it was a wierd coincidence
> that you mentioned power stuff the day after
> I learn about it.
> As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just
> watch what they do.
> Andrew Carnegie
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