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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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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 ...