[Beowulf] Electricity cost: a critical survival issue of our ICT infrastructures.
john.hearns at mclaren.com
Mon Apr 8 02:13:44 PDT 2013
On Mon, Apr 08, 2013 at 08:58:19AM +0000, Hearns, John wrote:
> a) humankind will inevitably demand, build and find uses for computing systems with ever increasing numbers of fixed point of
> floating point operations per second.
> Devil's advocate time - we can simply declare that no new faster system will be built
Photovoltaics actually shaves off peak quite nicely, and reduces
the price of electricity. If you don't want to invest into MWh
storage (redox flow or otherwise) you could checkpoint a bit
before sunset, and resume when power is available.
You mean.... supercomputing types coming out in the DAYLIGHT? Working normal hours?
That will never work.
Joking aside, that is a good idea. Just have to manage user expectations when there is a cloudy day!
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