The Power of Software

How Much Does Your Code Cost?

When you’re up against deadlines to turn in a software project, you probably are focused on ensuring...

Author: Power of Software Date: 04/13/2010

The Data Center in Your Home

With the amount of computer power in your homes many of you could run a small nation and probably...

Author: Power of Software Date: 06/08/2009

Little and Large

When you hear the phrase “green IT”, you know that the word virtualization will usually appear...

Author: Power of Software Date: 06/08/2009

Old Oak Tree Saved by the Hands of Fate?

How often do you get the opportunity to make a difference to the fate of a living organism that...

Author: Power of Software Date: 12/08/2008

Intense Computing or In Tents Computing?

Introduction Now that we have introduced you to the concept of Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and...

Author: Power of Software Date: 09/19/2008

Building a Green Windows Home Server

And now for something a little different. So far we have focused on the energy costs of datacenters,...

Author: Power of Software Date: 09/08/2008

Charging Customers for Power Usage in Microsoft Data Centers

Introduction Christian’s previous post talks about altering user behavior by changing chargeback...

Author: Power of Software Date: 08/28/2008

Changing Data Center Behavior Based on Chargeback Metrics

On July 8, 2008, 150 attendees joined in at the Microsoft-hosted National Data Center Energy...

Author: Power of Software Date: 07/31/2008

Part 3—"What's Your PUE Strategy?"

This third and final article describes how you can start adopting PUE in your datacenter, and how...

Author: Power of Software Date: 07/07/2008

Part 2—"Why is Energy Efficiency Important?"

This second article explains why energy efficiency is vitally important in today's economic climate....

Author: Power of Software Date: 06/27/2008

Microsoft’s PUE Experience—Years of Experience, Reams of Data

This short series of articles describes how Microsoft uses Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), an...

Author: Power of Software Date: 06/20/2008

Welcome

Welcome to The Power of Software blog, a new undertaking by the patterns & practices team. As...

Author: Power of Software Date: 06/19/2008