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Optimize power management on the server to minimize power consumption.


Current status

  • Targeted release: >= 0.6
  • Last updated: October 21, 2013
  • Percentage of completion: 0%

Detailed Description

First, data need to be collected to determine whether implementing power optimizations is worthwhile.

Next, these are some of the optimizations to investigate

  • wake on lan
  • spin down hard disk when not being used (with sd/ssd being used as a cache)
  • schedule the server to go to sleep at certain times of day

These are ideas we have brainstormed and this list is not definitive. Feel free to add more.

Benefit to XSCE


UI Design

How To Test

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