* Posts by Simon

1 publicly visible post • joined 27 Jun 2007

America wastes gazillions with always-on PCs


Power generation

Someone told me the other day that many office blocks leave their lights on deliberately, under instruction from the power providers.

With the peak/offpeak power consumption differences I believe there are problems dealing with a sudden massive change in power demand (5:30pm, computers off, lights off, for huge skyscrapers?).

I'm not sure how true this is, but it makes a sort of perverted sense.