Nope, that’s not what we mean

I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I’ll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be. – Isaac Asimov

…when you hear people talk about green data centers, this isn’t what they mean:

…. or this, for that matter:

……..A bunch of folks (here, and here) have made some good progress in the past few months in establishing what it does mean.

This is a good thing.¬† When we talk about efficiency, it’s helpful if there is some agreement as to what the heck we’re talking about.


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