Windows Server 2008 Upgrade Cuts Power Consumption by 10 Percent
A Microsoft white paper released this week asserts that Windows Server 2008 can cut power consumption by 10% compared with Windows Server 2003 out of the box where each test machine had two dual-core procs w/ 4GB ram.
From the comparison study WS2k8 with 20 active clients connected to it would save about $30 annually in power costs per server compared to WS2k3.
I wonder if this same power savings applies to Itaniums (mmm, me thinks IA64 is probably a power hog compared to x64)?
There’s no indication of what a similarly configured Linux boxed consumes for power.