Second Life Avatars Might Consume 1,752 kWh

7th December 2006 @ 3:44 am
weblog, Energy, Environment, electricity and second-life
The Guardian News Blog has a post about the estimated energy consumption of a Second Life avatar. Further to my previous post about Carbon-Adjusted Computation, can I give out a call for all web service providers running computers on my behalf to provide these kinds of stats? It's really important that these things are visible.

Update: there's an insightful comment from fred2 on the Guardian blog post that in my opinion provides a better estimate, roughly a third of the first one.  The point here isn't the actual numbers, it's that we're thinking about the numbers at all.