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Old 2007-10-30, 20:32   #6
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Originally Posted by Prime95 View Post
If you don't have permission, you could be fired and/or prosecuted. Don't settle for verbal permission, get it in writing. Inform management that each machine will use about 50 watts more electricity - this could be a significant cost. Also, air conditioning costs will rise.
I can understand how power usage could rise for a laptop when it's doing DC work, becuase laptops usually step down the CPU clock when it's not under heavy use, to save power, but how would a desktop use more power doing distributed computing? Do some desktops clock down the CPU when it's not being used, too?

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