[rescue] Computerfests (was: first real server hardware)

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Apr 17 11:19:17 CDT 2004

On Apr 17, 2004, at 9:44 AM, ed at the7thbeer.com wrote:
>>> My goal is to eventually put it back into use as a FW1-NG HA cluster
>>> when
>>> I can afford the extra $75/month to run it.
>>    $75/mo??  Dude, how much does power cost there?
> Too much.  Plus its a major power hog of a system.

   Seriously, how much?  Here, at $.08/KWh, $75/mo would be over a 
kilowatt.  There's no way a box that small could pull that much power, 
unless maybe it's liquid-cooled. ;)  And if power *is* that expensive 
there, its...


> In 2000 we had rolling blackouts from "lack of capacity".   It's 
> coming to
> light now that the lack of capacity was bastard producers shutting 
> *down*
> capacity during peak demand to create an artificial shortage.  The
> basically bankrupted the state's utility and made sure all the 
> ratepayers
> took it without any lube. :(

   Hey wow, smart people!



Dave McGuire          "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL          reboot and upgrade."    -Jonathan Patschke

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