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____/ JEDIDIAH on Friday 26 Aug 2011 02:58 : \____
> On 2011-08-24, Gregory Shearman <ZekeGregory@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 2011-08-24, Homer <usenet@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>>> ____/ Homer on Tuesday 23 Aug 2011 15:37 : \____
>>>>> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>>> Depends. People can put together many old machines and use them as
>>>> 'cores'. In that case, a 'core' would cost about 40 quid and include
>>>> its own Ethernet port, RAM section, CPU share, etc. Electricity is the
>>>> main toll, but it depends where (cost of energy).
>>> I'd like to see where you can get a compute cluster for 40 quid, even on
>>> eBay. Seriously.
>>> And talking of energy costs, I see electricity prices in the UK are about
>>> to go up 20%. Again.
>> It looks like ARM hardware is about to become more necessary in this
>> reduced energy expenditure climate.
> x86 isn't standing still in this regard. If you are using newer Intel
> kit, the "power saving" advantages of ARM are not that much to write home
> If anything, I think the amount of storage I have is more of an issue
> in this regard than how much power my CPUs draw. Any of my CPUs that aren't
> low power already do heavy computation that an ARM can't handle.
But some servers, say cache servers, don't need much CPU power. That's where ARM can do quite
well. Just pushing files into the Ethernet port/s...
~~ Best of wishes
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