[Beowulf] Electricity cost: a critical survival issue of our ICT infrastructures.

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Wed Apr 10 01:58:49 PDT 2013

On Apr 6, 2013, at 9:56 AM, Reiner Hartenstein wrote:

> Dear friends,
> Energy cost will massively grow within this and next decade because of
> decreasing oil and gas supply and rapidly growing electricity demand.
> For the time from 2008 until 2030 the electricity comsumption growth
> of all our ICT infrastructures has been predicted by a factor of 30
> --- if current trends continue. Also the price per kWh will  
> probably grow
> by another factor, so that the electricity cost to run our ICT  
> infrastructures
> may grow by a factor of 100 or even more during this period of time.
> We need your ideas on how to cope with this challenge by current  
> trends.

Since when do computers run on oil or gas?

I thought they ran on electricity mainly produced by coals and  
nuclear centrals.
Why would that go up in price?

If you're speaking about cars and especially trucks - that's another  
discussion of course.

> These problems are also subject of PATMOS 2013:  http://fpl.org/CFP7/
> Best regards,
> Reiner Hartenstein
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