At today's Intel Developer Forum, Google is presenting a paper that argues that the power supply standards that are built into today's PCs are anachronistic, inefficient and costly. With the maturing of the PC industry and horizontal scaling becoming a standard practice in data center deployments, it's time to say good-bye to these standards from the 1980's.
John Markoff reported in the NY Times today
The Google white paper argues that the opportunity for power savings is immense, by deploying the new power supplies in 100 million desktop PC's running eight hours a day, it will be possible to save 40 billion kilowatt-hours over three years, or more than $5 billion at California's energy rates.Nice to see Google taking leadership on the inefficiencies of the PC commodity hardware architectures. ( Sep 26 2006, 06:02:09 PM PDT ) Permalink
Google to Push for More Electrical Efficiency in PCs