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Deep Thoughts...
« on: December 21, 2015, 11:55:48 PM »
I wonder how many MWH Amazon's servers are burning through right now?

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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2015, 09:57:10 AM »
MWH?

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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2015, 11:36:36 AM »
Mega Watt Hours ?
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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2015, 11:39:37 AM »
found this:
https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/sustainability/

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The energy generated by Amazon Wind Farm US Central, Amazon Wind Farm US East, Amazon Solar Farm US East and Amazon Wind Farm Fowler Ridge will be responsible for delivering more than 1.6 million MWh of additional renewable energy into the electric grids that supply current and future AWS Cloud data centers.

does not answer the question of course.
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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2015, 01:21:58 PM »
I read recently of someone's idea to use distributed computing as a heating system. Basically buildings would be heated up by the heat generated from computation, seemed like a smart idea, making use of all that energy/heat output.

Doesn't answer the question either though.

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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2015, 01:45:37 PM »
>Mega Watt Hours ?

Yeah.

Here in the US -or at least around me, Amazon has all but consumed retail Christmas shopping.  All that is left for others is the crumbs. I wonder what it takes to power it as we approach the deadline? 

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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2015, 01:47:14 PM »

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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2015, 02:16:48 PM »
related Sep 2015 article:

http://time.com/4040160/amazon-walmart/

Reminds me of the old Sears vs. Kmart wars, then later, Kmart vs. Walmart.

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« Last Edit: December 22, 2015, 02:24:05 PM by rcjordan »

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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2015, 04:25:25 PM »
I wonder how many MWH Amazon's servers are burning through right now?

A tiny percentage of the MWH spent on consumer's computers while shopping at Amazon.

Google's numbers
https://www.google.com/green/bigpicture/references.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/09/technology/google-details-and-defends-its-use-of-electricity.html?_r=0 (2011 numbers)
http://inhabitat.com/infographic-how-much-energy-does-google-use/

Yes, still doesn't answer the question.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2015, 04:36:24 PM by ergophobe »

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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2015, 07:20:53 PM »
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I wonder how many MWH Amazon's servers are burning through right now?

A tiny percentage of the MWH spent on consumer's computers while shopping at Amazon.

and a load less energy than would be spent driving to the store, and heating it.
but sorry,  still no answer! 

surprised it is not declared somewhere.
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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2016, 07:43:07 PM »

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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2020, 03:16:09 PM »
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With the Nashville RV (caravan) bombing in the news, Debbie thinks about the convergence of vehicle bombs and stage 4-5 autonomous driving.