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What's the deal with using unreliable green energy in datacenters? [closed]

The news say that Google now uses 48 MW of electricity produced by wind turbines to power one of its datacenters. I've always heard that "green" energy is great, but it is unreliable - wind doesn't ...
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What are some SMART Criteria I can use when comparing “green” datacenters? [closed]

I'm looking to reduce my carbon footprint and want to find a "green" datacenter. There are so many ways to define a "green datacenter' I'm looking for examples of SMART Criteria such as 20% of ...
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Green-IT: How do you deal with poweroff systems in your system monitoring?

Many of you probably have completed or are contemplating Green-IT projects with the goal to power off idle or unneeded systems when demand for computer resources is low: How you did handle this ...
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How much power draws a system like this idling in BIOS? [closed]

Let's assume a generic system like this: Two modern multi-core CPUs, like a Xeon Dual Core 2x 7120M, 3.00 GHz, 95 W power dissipation each, according to Wikipedia 2x 835Watt PSU (redundant) 8GB RAM ...
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Is cloud computing has any consult with Green Computing? [closed]

I think the Cloud Computing has the consult with Server-side processing. I don't know much about cloud computing. But, recently I came across green computing & tried to know it. Please clarify the ...
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Bulk-erasing backup tapes

I have about 120 DLTape-VS1 tapes and 2 drives that are all near the end of their retention period, and have been superseded by newer technology. I would like to donate the whole package to my local ...
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How to retrieve the list of powered on workstations?

People in the office usually keep their workstations on during the night. I'm planning to do a power save there so I want to make sure I'll be able to talk directly to the owner of the workstation if ...
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How can I shut down (power off) cluster nodes during low load?

I'm developing software for the energy consulting business and in monitoring energy use in datacenters, I've noticed that the typical electric load "pattern" of a datacenter is just a flat line, ...
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How do I get hard disks to spin down?

I am going to build a server for backups. I want to install the operating system on USB flash disk (a little space), and attach some hard disks for data (much more space needed). Because it is going ...
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What have you done, as a system administrator, for ecology?

What do you think a good "green" system administrator should do? What have you done? What are you planning to do? Is there any "best pratise" about ecology?
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How have you saved green by going green?

For the purpose of this question, I am interested in server/datacenter related hardware. Have you had any measureable amount of ROI by swapping existing hardware to more "green" or energy efficient ...
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Hard Drive Disposal

We have 100+ hard drives we need to dispose of, the CEO had requested they be pulled from all decommissioned PCs before giving away. What is the best environmentally safe way to dispose of these that ...
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What do local IT support personnel need from a program that addresses green computing?

We're beginning to spec out a web-based application that will allow users to manage automatic startup/shutdown and web-based wake-on-lan control for end users throughout departments at our University. ...
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Automatic shutdown when idle?

We have about 600 Windows XP PCs in a school of about 2000 students, the majority of the PCs are in ICT suites and class rooms. It is a regular occurance that half of the computers are left on ...