Talk:Green computing

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Useful reference[edit source]

For those working on the article... I found this interesting: Linux: Lean, clean, and green - How GNU/Linux is becoming more eco-friendly. It mentions some aspects not covered yet by the appropedia article, including "Virtualization to reduce power consumption". --Chriswaterguy 04:26, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

May want to revise the follolwing sentence as it comes across long and wordy. I would think about making it two sentences. It would help understand the content better. The sentence begins with "Green computing strives for economic practicality and improved system performance,..."--Butterfly2573 21:44, 1 September 2011 (PDT)

I would expand, quickly on what hibernating is or make it a keyword to help the reader understand term. "placing the computer in hibernation..."--Butterfly2573 21:44, 1 September 2011 (PDT)

In the section Energy-efficient computers, I would take some time to expand on the diffrent ways how a reader can use electricity or how they can recycle thier motherboards or where toxic waste should be taken.--Butterfly2573 21:50, 1 September 2011 (PDT)

I would spell out the acronym SIMS for SIMS E-recycling and talk more about their green computing efforts. In my edit, I suggested linking to the website, but I was still not sure if this was the correct. Make sure you verify the information if you choose to use the edit.--Butterfly2573 21:50, 1 September 2011 (PDT)

Energy use of the Internet?[edit source]

Somewhere in the ICT pages I think we need to have some discussion of the energy usage of the internet, which some environmentalists are now pointing out is a significant impact, e.g. this article by Jane Anne Morris, http://www.greens.org/s-r/59/59-06.html . So we could discuss the trade-offs between beneficial impacts of the 'net (like Appropedia) vs impacts, especially as Morris points out, when the web is increasingly moving to more data-intensive pictures and videos.

--PatSunter 01:23, 19 December 2012 (PST)

Definitely - plus details of carbon neutral ways of doing things.
Some web servers could be placed in Iceland (geothermal energy, and cooling is much easier in their climate. And some websites in other parts of the world, including Appropedia, are carbon neutral (though I can't recall the details of the offset or green energ scheme) - and I don't think it's much additional cost. --Chriswaterguy 03:33, 22 December 2012 (PST)