[mythtv-users] Re: Energy Usage of MythBoxes
brad+myth at templetons.com
Mon Mar 21 04:40:58 UTC 2005
On Sun, Mar 20, 2005 at 04:16:00PM -0900, John Andersen wrote:
> The whole thread has been about debunking that myth.
I didn't say CPUs always take 80 watts. But I believe that's
not a bad number for the whole package, it's what I measured
my server at.
Not all California pays the 14 cents we pay here, I agree.
> 100 watts per year at average California prices is
> about $83 bucks, and that ASSUMES it draws 100
> watts 24/7/365, which is not a valid assumption.
Well, no, that is indeed what many always-on servers with 3 disk drives
and a high speed processor and a fancy graphics card and various other
cards do indeed draw, all day long. More when they are playing HD, transcoding
or commercial eliminating, which they do several hours a day in many myth
systems. The supposed average family that watches 6 hours/day (I think that's
crazy but you keep seeing numbers like that) is going to use their CPU a lot.
> with no documentation to back it up.
How about my power bill? 14.1 cents per kwh. How about the specs on
the components in the systems or power meters?
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