Saturday, January 24, 2009

'Net uses more power, more efficiently

Earth2Tech quotes a report from LBL that explores the growth in Internet energy use (doubling from 2000 to 2006), vs. Internet traffic (increasing by about 22x in the same time period). A few interesting numbers, like claims that DSL uses 0.17 kWh per gigabyte --- not counting the power draw of your computer, of course.

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