Information Energy Efficiency

Data storage capacity requirements are accelerating. This part of the data center has sigificant power needs that cannot be ignored. …

… “Most storage systems, which are composed of dozens if not hundreds of disks that are always on regardless of the need to retrieve data, represent the equivalent of perpetually idling an SUV in the garage on the off chance the owner might want to take a drive. ” …

Via Computer Technology Review: Information Carbon Footprint

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