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And they know it now. And Africa will know it too soon when I do the "Green Grid" to the press ;-)

Powys County Council is cutting electricity use in its data centres by 75 per cent with virtualisation software that reduces server numbers from 80 to four.

The new architecture, which uses Dell hardware to replace the local authority’s obsolete data centres, will also provide an estimated 25 per cent increase in
performance.

The scheme has a significant environmental dimension ­ both reducing electricity use directly and cutting the number of chillers the council needs to cool its equipment.

But with local authorities under pressure to deliver improved services with decreasing budgets, cost is also a compelling motivation, said Powys head
of information and customer services Andrew Smith.


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Whale Fall
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Dress me up in my new threads
clasp my greasy palms
grease my hair
I'm ready for the fall


Watch at all the decadence
watching the avalanche
I'm slipping down
losing my buoyancy


What's become of us
where have we come
this far, this close
close to the doors


I hear them, sublimal chants
I'm on the run
I race through the human sea
I am the king!


I'm the slave
to my own undoings
I'm the jester in my courtyard
We jest as we run


We're strolling on that thin rope
we grope as we rope
we're true heros
we're the survivors


we're the scavengers
we're the friends
we're the lovers
we're the unbred


Soon awaiting the fall
we're lurking on us
we're osedaxing us
we're soon going to be done
we'll soon be arrested




*osedax(bone devourer, newly discovered marine genus) feeds on a fallen(sunken) whale carcass(which is also called a whale fall). Read more here