Hi all, next Tuesday (April 19) at 5pm CET we’d like to invite the ThreeFold community – new and old – to a call where some of the team can provide a general update, and the community can ask questions as well.
When the dynamic change of the microprocessor frequency will be implemented in Zero-OS operating system?
Unnecessary work at high frequencies leads to unnecessary consumption of electricity.
With my two nodes with low-power processors (i5-3210M TDP 35 watts and i3-4130T 35 watts) I feel warming the boxes, in place of the processor, although the load is 1% - 2%.
Imagine thousands of nodes around the world, what consumption they have!
The Good News: In the processor chip, the number of transistors doubles every eighteen months.
The Bad News: To get the performance improvements we’re accustomed to, CPU Power consumption will increase exponentially too…
CPU power consumption can be calculated by the formula:
P = C * (V * V) * F
C - Capacitance, a function of wire length and transistor size.
V - Voltage.
F - Frequency.
We cannot change the capacitance.
The manufacturers reduce the voltage with each new generation.
But we can reduce the frequency with the software!
Intel’s CPU throttling technology, SpeedStep, is used in its mobile and desktop CPU lines.
AMD’s Cool’n’Quiet technology is used on its desktop and server processor lines.
AMD PowerTune and AMD ZeroCore Power are dynamic frequency scaling technologies for GPUs.
There are enough developed applications for Linux: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/CPU_frequency_scaling
Indeed, if we want ThreeFold to leave a low carbon footprint in the atmosphere, this is a small but important step.
Token value is a very crucial aspect in so much ways. Are there strategies established in order to try to keep the token value stable? how can the community (especially farmers) help to reach that goal (beside staking and/or vesting).
My question is thinking pretty far ahead. Most startups, when successful would look for strategic partnerships or acquisitions… What is to happen in a situation where the project becomes successful and the company itself gets acquired or bought out?
How would this affect token holders and farmers? Would these type of decisions be considered in the DAO?