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Wired News: Server Farms Live Off Open Source

Jul 26, 2006, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joanna Glasner)

"To the many oft-sung virtues of open-source software you can add this: it saves electricity.

"Jim Buckmaster, CEO of, said the business has been getting complaints from its server collocation company for generating 'too many page views per kilowatt hour.' The free classified-ad site grinds out about 150,000 pages for the juice consumed by ten 100-watt light bulbs in 60 minutes..."

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