[linux-elitists] BBC: Computers 'must become greener' (fwd from email@example.com)
Mon Mar 8 17:19:08 PST 2004
On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 10:14:35AM -0800, Teh Entar-Nick wrote:
> Are there any good writeups on buildnig a super low-power
> low-heat server box? I'd love to move to a VIA chip for zork, since
> it's I/O bound, and even a lame low-power chip has to be faster than
> the K6 it's using now.
> I don't know if mini-ITX in the answer, though. I'd like it
> to be rackable if possible.
I'm not familiar with any of the "lame" low-power chips, but the 90nm
PowerPC 970FX shipped in the Apple XServe G5 is said to consume under
25W . If cheap Taiwanese PPC970 motherboards were available, I
would have little reason to use an X86.
In addition, AMD will also ship 30W Opterons next month. They sound
It's nice to know that not every chipmaker is going in the same
direction as Intel.
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