[Techtalk] going green

Wim De Smet kromagg at gmail.com
Thu Jul 1 07:05:27 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 11:59 PM, Maria McKinley <maria at shadlen.org> wrote:
> I am getting pressure from my boss to make our servers/computers "more
> green", but am at a bit of a loss as to what to do. Not even sure if this is
> something to tackle in software or hardware. It seems what I want, at least
> for the cluster, is something that keeps track of demand, and turns on or
> wakes up computers when more processing power is needed,  but not sure how
> to implement something like this. Currently, people look on a web page to
> see which computers are being used the least, and then log onto those
> computers to do computations. But, to make the other scenario work, would
> need some central place to log on, and then have the computer decide where
> to send the process, and whether to "wake up" a computer. Any ideas or
> experience with this sort of stuff out there?

I haven't read through the copy on this site but it might be interesting:


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