[HARDWARE] Mac Questions -

Décio Luiz Gazzoni Filho decio at revistapcs.com.br
Tue Mar 12 12:52:27 EST 2002


-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

> 6.464.990. Completely right. But most of the d.net users use their PC not
> only for crunching blocks, but for finishing some work. These costs for
> running a PC are THERE, with or without crunching.

Modern operating systems use the HLT instruction (x86-specific, can't comment 
on other architectures) to `suspend' the processor while idle, reducing power 
consumption. So, energy spent by dnetc is indeed wasted, in a sense.

Décio
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: For info see http://www.gnupg.org

iEYEARECAAYFAjyOJEkACgkQUX0z5SOrwlEeHgCgj73oGqH1zO4+QK+opSoE7EUJ
yF8AoMPZbiDbxwRTVRjUvkEdm8KlsaPR
=hdA4
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
--
To unsubscribe, send 'unsubscribe hardware' to majordomo at lists.distributed.net



More information about the Hardware mailing list