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MSFT comes to San Antonio...it is confirmed
Posted by: samintx
Date: January 21, 2007 06:15AM
[www.mysanantonio.com]

WOW!
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Re: MSFT comes to San Antonio...it is confirmed
Posted by: MGS_forgot_password
Date: January 21, 2007 06:25AM
There was an article several months back that pointed out that this data center will use twice as much electricity as the new Toyota factory down there.
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Re: MSFT comes to San Antonio...it is confirmed
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: January 21, 2007 10:10AM
There was an article on Digg yesterday that pointed out some weird ways to save electricity. For example, if Google.com' s default search page were changed to a black or gray background it would save something like 3,000 MW / year because black requires less energy to display than white. I also read that Google is experimenting with using DC power to supply their datacenters because it reduces the cooling required and increases efficiency.



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Re: MSFT comes to San Antonio...it is confirmed
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: January 21, 2007 10:13AM
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There was an article on Digg yesterday that pointed out some weird ways to save electricity. For example, if Google.com' s default search page were changed to a black or gray background it would save something like 3,000 MW / year because black requires less energy to display than white. I also read that Google is experimenting with using DC power to supply their datacenters because it reduces the cooling required and increases efficiency.

Huh? Maybe on a CRT, but on an LCD the backlight is always on when the monitor is on. Doesn't matter what color the LCD is displaying.




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Re: MSFT comes to San Antonio...it is confirmed
Posted by: rickard5
Date: January 21, 2007 11:44AM
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The software giant based in Redmond, Wash., is looking at San Antonio and at least one other city — Austin — for the center, which would store company data on scores of computer servers, said the officials, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the talks.
Man it would have been nice for it to end up in Austin, that'd been a NICE KICK in Mike Dell's @$$ smiling smiley
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Re: MSFT comes to San Antonio...it is confirmed
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: January 21, 2007 09:41PM
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ztirffritz
There was an article on Digg yesterday that pointed out some weird ways to save electricity. For example, if Google.com' s default search page were changed to a black or gray background it would save something like 3,000 MW / year because black requires less energy to display than white. I also read that Google is experimenting with using DC power to supply their datacenters because it reduces the cooling required and increases efficiency.

Huh? Maybe on a CRT, but on an LCD the backlight is always on when the monitor is on. Doesn't matter what color the LCD is displaying.

True, but much of the world is still using CRTs. In time, it would make little difference as more people adopt LCDs, you're correct. I think that a nice gray background would look better though. I really like the style of Daring Fireball's website. It is much easier on the eyes. Looking at a page that is all white all day is like staring at a light bulb for 8 hours. It is rough on the eyes.



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