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3 items tagged “power”


Google uncloaks once-secret server. Instead of a data centre wide UPS and redundant power supplies, each Google server has its own 12V battery. They live in standard shipping containers, each holding 1,160 servers. # 2nd April 2009, 10:47 am


Battery Statistics. Run “ioreg -w0 -l | grep Capacity” on a MacBook or MacBook Pro to find out the DesignCapacity (original) and MaxCapacity (current) of your laptop’s battery. # 27th July 2008, 11:05 am


As software architects, power consumption is now squarely in our camp to manage. There is plenty we can do to improve the quantity of power our data centers consume. [...] This is not just a hardware problem any longer.

Dan Pritchett # 16th January 2007, 8:20 am