Hello hello everyone in this community!
I've been reading this article from Time magazine, and wondering what exactly they'd like to say. I'd appreciate it if you give me some explanations to make me understand.. Sorry it's about two pages long so I can't quote them all but the following passages are from 'The greening of consumer electronics' , which is talking about energy efficiency on computer and its environmental activities.
'Shapiro points to Intel, whose new microprocessor are designed to use 40% less energy to generate 40% more power than the previous generation of chips - just 18 months old. Dell itself has rolled out a new desktop that is up to 70% more efficient than the average PC - an attractive quality for server farms, the computer banks that make up the backbone of the Internet, which have grown increasingly energy hungry in recent years. Reducing energy consumption does a lot for carbon emissions - but even more for the balance sheet of IT companies. 'The total cost of powering a server over its lifetime is beginning to outpace the cost of the computer itself', says Arrbogast. 'Customers are going to demand innovation on this - for the environment and for efficiency.
1) What is 'server farms '. I researched it and now I kind of understand but would you be kind to explain more for me?
2) What is 'the computer banks? '
3) 'energy hungry'. …does it mean that server got into the situation in lack of energy?
4) This quote: 'The total cost of powering a server over its lifetime is beginning to outpace the cost of the computer itself''....., cost of the computer itself…. Server power's cost outpace the computer's cost? what cost, manufacture cost or to buy? or to maitain?
Thank you very much in advance!