Powering Down Your Computer

To the LEPP Computing Community:

This is in response to the University's request each December for people to turn off their computers and monitors.

The Computer Group does support the recommendation that you turn off your CRT or LCD display overnight or when it is not in use for extended periods of time. However, we do NOT advise or support shutting computers down. Turning off your computer causes serious problems for backup, remote system management, and hardware reliability.

The use of fancy (E.G. 3-D) screen-savers also causes problems for backup, increases power consumption and does not further the goals of the Lab. We recommend the use of a blank screen saver instead.

If you have any questions about these recommendations, please contact any member of the Laboratory's Computer Group.

Thank you,
LEPP Computer Group
December 18, 2009
Topic revision: r2 - 18 Dec 2009, seb
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