I wrote some of the first PUE blog posts and ghost wrote a bunch of PUE articles for the execs who didn't have time or the skills to write about PUE. I don't write about PUE that much as it turned silly.
Like how? It has turned into a reality distortion field, some how making it seem a company is superior to another with its low PUE. Steve Jobs was the supreme master of creating reality distortion fields.
Reality distortion field (RDF) is a term coined by Bud Tribble at Apple Computer in 1981, to describe company co-founder Steve Jobs' charisma and its effects on the developers working on the Macintoshproject. Tribble claimed that the term came from Star Trek. Later the term has also been used to refer to perceptions of his keynote speeches (or "Stevenotes") by observers and devoted users of Applecomputers and products.
One of the best discussions I had on PUE was 3 1/2 years ago with Google's Urs Hoelzle.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2008 AT 2:53AM
Why is it important for Google and others to uncloak? Star Trek's Gene Roddenberry provides a view on human nature.Gene Roddenberry indicated in various interviews that "our heroes don't sneak around", indicating that the Federation made a conscious decision to not develop cloaking technology.
We have all read about Google's PUE data center announcement, and I was waiting for the news to die down. Then, Google's PR group offered me the chance to discuss their PUE announcements in more detail, being a a curious guy I said sure. 1-1 discussions are always useful.
Well they must have really wanted something more to be written, because they set up my meeting with Google's Sr. VP of Operations,Urs Hoelzle to discuss details on Google's PUE data center details.
Senior Vice President, Operations & Google Fellow
A more to date PUE post is Chris Crosby's discussion of The Dirty Little Secrets of PUE
The Dirty Little Secrets of PUE
Chris closes with a post that hopefully others will follow.
Chris sounds much practical than saying I have a PUE of 1.012.