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User settable system wide server power consumption based on time of day.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033509D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Dec-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Dec-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Customers may desire to reduce the power consumption of their server equipment during certain hours of the day to avoid large costs for electrical power. Users may power servers off to reduce power consumption, at the expense of losing redundancy or total functionality. A simple, inexpensive solution that may maintain functionality and reduce power consumption is desirable to customers concerned about their peak hour power consumption.