Posted by: kurtsh | September 22, 2006

INFO: Saving power on your behemoth servers & workstations

P3 International P4400 Kill A Watt - Free Ground ShippingSo, have you ever wondered how much power your systems are consuming?  I have an electrical bill that’s skyrocketed into the $400/month range. Half the time I wasn’t sure what was consuming all that power outside of my air conditioning.

Now, I know.  Servers and other items in the ol’ castle are chewing up an inordinate amount of power.  How can you tell?  Use Kill-a-watt.  They only cost $22-$25 each.

Kill-a-watt measures how much power a given appliance or outlet is consuming so you can tell what are the real power hogs are.  Worth every penny in the long run, if you can save $25/month by doing some measuring.


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