In this chapter, you will learn how to
• Describe servers that offer substantial savings in electrical usage over traditional servers
• Explain methods for greening the workplace
• Discuss ways to reduce the power usage of workers
In the early days of personal computers, no one worried about how much electricity computers used. Most offices could afford only a few computers, anyway—the Internet didn’t exist.
Today, just about every company has at least one computer per worker plus dedicated server computers for storing important data and running applications. Each of those computers has two or more fans, plus drives that spin and monitors that glow. All of these pieces use electricity.
Considering that most electricity ...