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Sumer is i-cumin in...

...and I've no option but to suspend my contributions to Folding@Home; my office temperature this morning was 35°C, and that was with the blind drawn and the window open.

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My dual-core machine was running with the fans full on all the time - must have been putting out the best part of 150W of heat into the room.

Which is not that much compared with the heat being put out by you. The two monitors on my desk are rated at 1kW between them and kick out an awesome quantity of heat. I think the only thing that saves us is that we are packed in much less densely than I remember the new ECS building being.

The Green Party put forward a soberingly sound argument that software upgrades in general (And Vista in particular.) were environmentally damaging, oweing to the mass of functional hardware that gets junked because "It isn't fast enough.".

Your post makes me wonder what the energy costs of such upgrades are.

In turn that raises the question of how many corporate resources are donated to @home projects by sysadmins each year.

And finally how much would you have to spend running RC5DES to expect to win a prize?

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