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Re: power savings: a goal of the fedora project



On Mon, 2009-02-02 at 19:22 -0700, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 6:51 PM, seth vidal <skvidal fedoraproject org> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'd like to suggest that saving power be a goal of the fedora project in
> > its development of the fedora linux distribution. If there are settings
> > we can set which will not deeply and adversely impact users but will
> > conserve energy then should set them.
> >
> > I'd like to hear from others on this subject.
> 
> Well as long as the settings are clearly marked as such. What
> adversely affects one set of users does not mean another one. [Cluster
> people doing Gene analysis on a Fedora cluster have different
> IO/CPU/Memory needs than a mail server which is different from a
> desktop/laptop user.]

While this is true, it's worth noting that the effective power-saving
techniques are, in order:

1) Do less stuff.
2) Do it faster.
3) Use less power when idle.

- ajax

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