Wired News: Server Farms Live Off Open Source
Jul 26, 2006, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joanna Glasner)
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"To the many oft-sung virtues of open-source software you can
add this: it saves electricity.
"Jim Buckmaster, CEO of Craigslist.com, 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..."