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06.09.08

Links 09/06/2008: GNU/Linux Sets World Record, Beats Windows Server 2008 at Greenness Test

Posted in News Roundup at 1:40 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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  1. Jose_X said,

    June 9, 2008 at 4:12 pm

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    IIRC, the green test showed that some of the more aggressive Linux tunings were ignored for some reason or other that was deemed improper for a server.

    Even if that was a good call, the article clearly states that the Red Hat tested did not include any of the tickless kernel improvements, which were improvements made specifically to address power consumption and gave great results, making the OLPC XO possible, for example.

    Thus we would expect even better results in the near future.

    Also, for some needs, Monopolyware, green or black and blue, just won’t cut it. http://www.top500.org/stats/list/30/osfam . Likely, it won’t scale without requiring a dedicated nuke reactor for power (assuming the chips don’t fry) and Fort Knox for financing. So if you need real power, there is no such a thing as a GREEN Monopolyware option, for there is no such a thing as a Monopolyware option, period.

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    June 9, 2008 at 10:07 pm

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    http://www.top500.org/stats/list/30/osfam .

    Virtualisation taken into account, over 91% of the world’s biggest computers run Linux.

    So if you need real power…

    The British government did a study a year ago. It concluded that Linux is twice as green as Windows. They used different criteria.

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