The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

I've got the power (but how much?)

Sitting at an idle Gnome desktop, this thing sucks up 153W of power. I was almost scared to push it. But I did anyway.

Pulling Linus' latest git tree into my local tree sucked up 216W of power at its peak.

Just when I thought I'd seen it all, a -j4 kernel compile of that same tree pulled 258W.

I no longer leave this box on 24/7.

Via Robot Wisdom, Fun with power

Dave used the Kill-a-Watt to measure the power consumption of his equipment. I think it's something we could use at Casa New Jersey, since our power bills are a bit high (then again, we do use Lake Worth Utilities, which charges more than FPL).

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