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Poster: brewster Date: May 12, 2004 5:32pm
Forum: petabox Subject: Re: Selective powering of large petasites

The Library of Alexandria has a copy of much of the web collection of the Internet Archive. They run their systems with a sleep after 3 minutes of inactivity setting. They report it works fine. In a separate test by Bruce Baumgart, he found it takes 9-10 seconds to spin a disk back up.

We have not done a large-scale test of this approach, but it sounds promising for many applications.

The petabox with spun-down disks would save 1/2 the power.