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Monitoring IT Power Consumption in a Research Center: Seven Facts

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Executive Summary

The authors analyze the power consumption of several IT devices placed in a research center affiliated to the University. The data collection lasted about one year and the analysis let one identify: the average instant power consumption of each type of device, trends of the instant power consumption curves, usage profiles and their power consumption and energy savings obtained from a different use of resources. Their main finding is that software and usage typology could affect power consumption more than hardware.

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