Greening Your Computer

January 29th, 2008 by NashVeggie Leave a reply »

I once left my computer on 24/7, only shutting it down when I left home for extended periods. Since buying our home and trying to keep it as green as possible I have started shutting it down every night and when not in use. Leaving a computer on contributes 1,500 pounds of CO2 to the atmosphere each year (WARNING: PDF link). If you must leave that quad-core box with 6 SATA drives and SLI video running constantly consider visiting climateprediction.net and joining a distributed computing program that can map climate change and its impact. I am running the application and it seems to be very unintrusive and takes up very little system resources.

Find out more about the project at climateprediction.net.

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2 comments

  1. Ron says:

    I use my computer to run the SETI@Home data folding screensaver.

  2. Nashveggie says:

    Actually, the client for climateprediction is the same as the one for SETI.

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