[Imc-cyprus] Fwd: [Illich-users] environmental impact of indymedia server etc.
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Wed Jun 28 20:06:43 PDT 2006
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006
From: "John Milton" <john at johnmilton.ca>
To: illich-users at lists.indymedia.org
Subject: [Illich-users] environmental impact of indymedia server etc.
This may seem like arcane trivia to most of you, but then again maybe
not depending on how concerned you are about the environmental impact
the things you do...
I have often wondered how much electrical power various things around
the house here use, as the size of my hydro bill sort of scares me
sometimes. So today I aquired a meter (EM100 by UPM Products) that
measures electricty consumption. You plug it into the wall, then plug
things into it and it tells you how much power they are using in real
I just measured the Illich server setup. This includes the battery
backup power supply in standby mode, cable modem, router, and PC (not
the monitor since this is almost always turned off) and found that the
total power consumption is about 125 watts. This is "real power" as
by the utility company i.e. includes a "power factor correction" for
those of you with enough ac circuit theory to get that bit. If we
that across the 6 IMC sites running on the box we get about 20 watts of
power per website, or looking at it in a non-metic way: 0.026 horse
power. That would be 176 killowatt hours per website per year .
No, this is not a backhanded way of asking for money to pay for my
electricity bill. In fact I was very pleased by the numbers and thought
I would just share.
Hope you all are well
Peace: John Milton
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Thanks for going to all this trouble, and to tell you the truth, I
admire your environmental conscientiousness.
If I understand correctly, the total power usage of all six of our
sites hosted on Illich combined, are comparable to a single 100 Watt
lightbulb very common in most homes. I can't remember if they sell 125
Watt lightbulbs, but I know that lightbulbs for 150 and 200 Watts are
very common in the market for home usage.
It's wonderful to know that at least on that end, the environmental
impact of our indymedia project is minimal. Now if we could just find a
way to minimize the air polluting emissions rising up from in between
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