|In reply to Comment 6 (John Niclasen):|
....and most of these machines were on for their natural
'on time' anyway - i never switch off my computer....too
much wear and tear and heat cycles for the components.
anyway, its impossible to calculate the total energy. sure,
you can take the CPU info and calculate how much energy
was used by each CPU type at each clock speed....but what
about the rest of the system? was it a basic PC..or
did it have a 40W gfx card? did it have an energy efficient
PSU...or a TFT monitor? did the user have energy saving
enabled for other parts...or was the network card always
active..and hence the switch and cable-box always on?
it was (and still is) a very good exercise and trial for the future