TOFFEE项目
文档更新影片研究下载赞助商联系


RESEARCH 》 Recording Lab Monthly power-consumption readings for Research

Table :: lab_powermeter

Summary Days Meter Reading Start (kWh) Meter Reading End (kWh) Consumed Units (kWh) Avg. Units per day (kWh)
933 1174.20 1.26
Year: 2018
ID Month Days Meter Reading Start (kWh) Meter Reading End (kWh) Consumed Units (kWh) Avg. Units per day (kWh) Comments
31Dec311132.301174.2041.901.35* HP Laptop Manjaro Install for Youtube and misc use
30Nov301079.601132.3052.701.76
29Oct311032.701079.6046.901.51* FreeNAS server build. Moving from NETGEAR to FreeNAS
28Sep30985.901032.7046.801.56* FreeNAS server build. Moving from NETGEAR to FreeNAS
27Aug31948.60985.9037.301.20
26Jul31910.30948.6038.301.24
25Jun30868.50910.3041.801.39
24May31829.30868.5039.201.26
23Apr30794.60829.3034.701.16
22Mar31760.80794.6033.801.09
21Feb28730.00760.8030.801.10
20Jan31704.00730.0026.000.84
Summary :: 2018365 470.20 1.29
Year: 2017
ID Month Days Meter Reading Start (kWh) Meter Reading End (kWh) Consumed Units (kWh) Avg. Units per day (kWh) Comments
19Dec31688.60704.0015.400.50
18Nov30665.70688.6022.900.76
17Oct31637.20665.7028.500.92
16Sep30605.20637.2032.001.07
15Aug31570.80605.2034.401.11
14Jul31542.90570.8027.900.90* Lithium-ion battery pack issue fitted with a proper 11.1v compatible charge controller instead of Lead-acid one.
* replaced old Samsung LCD Monitor 22'' 2243NWX with new BenQ LED Monitor 24'' GW2470HM (bigger and power-efficient)
* replaced old defective Dlink DIR-300 WiFi router with new Xiomi Mi 3C router (faster and power-efficient)
13Jun30499.90542.9043.001.43* Lithium-ion battery pack issue rectified and serviced so the improved solar output again.
12May31455.00499.9044.901.45* Lithium-ion battery pack issue and so the degraded solar output for few weeks.
11Apr30397.50455.0057.501.92* Netgear ReadyNAS rebuilds, GlusterFS, mdadm RAID, FreeNAS ZFS research, etc.
10Mar31354.80397.5042.701.38
9Feb28315.20354.8039.601.41
8Jan31269.40315.2045.801.48
Summary :: 2017365 434.60 1.19
Year: 2016
ID Month Days Meter Reading Start (kWh) Meter Reading End (kWh) Consumed Units (kWh) Avg. Units per day (kWh) Comments
7Dec31228.20269.4041.201.33
6Nov30185.80228.2042.401.41
5Oct31148.10185.8037.701.221) Using HP Laptop's USB as UPS to power WiFi Router most of the time and charging via Solar power
2) Excess use of Core i7-5820K due to complete migration of all TOFFEE projects on the same
4Sep30116.10148.1032.001.071) Upgrade to 90Watt Solar Panel
2) Excess use of Core i7-5820K for TOFFEE, TOFFEE-DataCenter development, migration of The TOFFEE Project website from Joomla to custom non-Joomla
3Aug3167.40116.1048.701.57Excess use of Core i7-5820k for TOFFEE-DataCenter development
2Jul3131.6067.4035.801.151) Desktop PC to MiniPC
2) Solar Mini-UPS
1Jun190.0031.6031.601.66* initial deployment: 12-Jun-2016 to 30-Jun-2016
Summary :: 2016203 269.40 1.33





Recording Lab Monthly power-consumption readings for Research


Background and Initial Setup: Here is my home lab monthly power-consumption readings for research. This will help to measure and monitor the overall power usage and assess the power requirements. This will help me in future purchases such as UPS, battery upgrades and so on. And as well remove replace old obsolete hardware with new less power-consuming devices. This can be say replacing old monitors with new LED and OLED monitors. Replacing large obsolete PCs with small MiniPC (such as Intel NUC) and Raspberry Pi. Replacing damaged or obsolete 3.5" desktop harddrives with smaller less power efficient 2.5" notebook harddrives and SSD drives and so on.

Analog Kilowatt (KWH) Electricity Meter: To measure the same, I can choose to use either my Kill-a-watt meter or my unused analog dial based kilowatt meter. In this case I need a device which is much more simple and for more permanent basis. So I chose to use a old type analog kilowatt meter. I do not have to worry about any data-corruption (which may occur with LED/LCD meter variants). The only disadvantage is that you cannot reset its old existing meter readings in it. So I chose to open the meter and reset manually to zero by turning the dials before I install the same for this purpose. Here is my VLOG Youtube video:

Kilowatt Meter Installation: Here is the way I installed the same. I connected directly the ground terminal. And I intercepted the line and neutral via the Kilowatt Meter. This way I can capture the readings in my kilowatt meter in real-time.
kilowatt meter installation

I thought of installing from the start of the month (that is 1-July-2016 00-hours), then again I was quite tempted to install right away on 00-hours 12-Jun-2016 and monitor the same. Anyway since I can find the average units consumed per-day. So I want more data-points I collect before I upgrade or alter my lab equipment. This way I know how far I am improving the things. As well assess my long term power needs if I ever install any off-grid power solutions in future. Here is my VLOG Youtube video:

Update 9-Jul-2016: As a research experiment I replaced my Intel Core i7 5820K desktop PC with my Intel Celeron 1037U Mini-PC as my everyday desktop system. This is an attempt to reduce my overall monthly power consumption. As well an attempt to do feasibility tests and research to know how far Mini PC will dominate the market in future and to study the real potential of Mini PCs (such as Intel NUC, Intel Compute stick and so on). For few cases I can still choose to use my high-end desktop such as kernel builds via remote SSH terminal connection, etc. But choose to use Mini-PC as a regular desktop for all basic workloads. And sometimes for simple software development such as user-space components and GUI modules.
A laptop can be used instead of a Mini-PC, but the laptops in my lab are being used as a dedicated test systems. And sometimes Mini-PC is a better choice than a laptop, since when you purchase a laptop you need to buy entire package (such as the RAM, Harddrive, inbuilt monitor/screen etc). But a Mini-PC gives the choice, flexibility and it is modular unlike a laptop. Hence a Mini-PC is cost effective. For more details kindly watch my Youtube VLOG below:



Suggested Topics:


Generic Home Lab Research

💎 TOFFEE-MOCHA new bootable ISO: Download
💎 TOFFEE Data-Center Big picture and Overview: Download PDF


推荐主题:

Advantages of CDN - Content Delivery Networks or Content Distribution Networks ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

The TOFFEE Project :: TOFFEE-DataCenter :: WAN Optimization ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
The TOFFEE Project :: TOFFEE-DataCenter :: Linux Open-Source WAN Optimization

TOFFEE (and TOFFEE-DataCenter) deployment in Large Infrastructure and or ISP Networks ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Large Infrastructure or ISP setup: In case if you are an ISP and interested in deploying a large customer WAN Optimized network or an add-on enhanced (WAN Optimized) network for select few customers, then you can deploy something as shown below. Although this case is not meant for hobby/DIY users. This is a feasible solution for high-end professional application and the same can be deployed.

TOFFEE-Mocha WAN Emulation software development - Update: 15-July-2016 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Today I completed doing all the changes which are meant for the new upcoming TOFFEE-Mocha release. I have increased the resolution and the range of all factor variables. Instead 1 to 10 range now they have a range of 1 to 30. Unlike before the value 1 means it is lot more intense (or in some cases less intense) and the uppermost value 30 means lot less intense (or in some cases lot intense).

TOFFEE-Mocha-1.0.32-1-x86_64 and TOFFEE-Mocha-1.0.32-1-i386 Code Release ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
This is my first TOFFEE-Mocha combined x86-64 and i386 (Intel x86 64-bit and 32-bit) code release.

Demo TOFFEE_DataCenter WAN Optimization VM (in VirtualBox) Test Setup ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Demo TOFFEE_DataCenter WAN Optimization VM (in VirtualBox) Test Setup

在YouTube上观看 - [1888//1] Deep Space Communication - Episode1 - Introduction ↗


TOFFEE-Butterscotch Bandwidth saver software development - Update: 28-Oct-2016 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Here is my first software development update of TOFFEE-Butterscotch. In my first TOFFEE-Butterscotch news update I have introduced about TOFFEE-Butterscotch research, project specifications, use-cases, etc. Introducing TOFFEE-Butterscotch Alerts: These are simple packet counters which corresponds to the filter type. For example if the incoming TCP-SYN packets are blocked then its corresponding alert counter will increment whenever such a packet arrives and gets filtered (dropped).

TOFFEE-DataCenter - First Live Demo and software development - Update: 26-Aug-2016 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Today I have done a test setup so that I can able to connect my Android Samsung Tab via TOFFEE DataCenter. Below is my complete test topology of my setup. For demo (and research/development) context I configured TOFFEE DataCenter in engineering debug mode. So I do not need two devices for this purpose.

Live demo - Data Transfer - High bandwidth to Low bandwidth ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
I always wanted to do some real experiments and research on packet flow patterns from High-bandwidth to Low-bandwidth networks via networking devices. This is something can be analyzed via capturing Network stack buffer data and other parameters, bench-marking, and so on. But eventually the data-transfer nature and other aspects is often contaminated due to the underlying OS and the way Network stack is implemented. So to understand the nature of packet flow from Higher to Lower bandwidth and vice-versa such as Lower to higher bandwidth, I thought I experiment with various tools and things which physically we can observe this phenomena.

WAN Optimization iPhone and Android - Mobile App ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021



Featured Educational Video:
在YouTube上观看 - [17445//1] 294 - VRF - Virtual Routing and Forwarding - Introduction ↗

TOFFEE WAN Optimization software development, roadmap, live-demo - Update: 06-Nov-2016 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Here are some of the screenshots of the new upcoming TOFFEE WAN Optimization release and live demo.

First TOFFEE-Butterscotch Code Release ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
TOFFEE-Butterscotch is a variant of TOFFEE can be used to save and optimize your Home/SOHO Internet/WAN bandwidth. Unlike TOFFEE (and TOFFEE-DataCenter) TOFFEE-Butterscotch is a non peer-to-peer (and asymmetric) network optimization solution. This makes TOFFEE-Butterscotch an ideal tool for all Home and SOHO users.

TOFFEE (and TOFFEE-DataCenter) deployment with VPN devices ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
In case if you need to deploy TOFFEE along with your existing VPN devices you can deploy the same as shown below. This will allow your VPN devices to encrypt your TOFFEE WAN Optimized network data. NOTE: Make sure about the VPN deployment topology done in the right order. Else TOFFEE (LAN side) may get VPN encrypted packets which may not be possible (and or difficult) to further optimize. Hence always make sure to deploy them in a topology suggested below so that TOFFEE devices are out of VPN tunnel.

TOFFEE-DataCenter :: Optimized ISP backbone networks for countries with slowest Internet Speed ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021




TOFFEE-DataCenter as a VNF for NFV ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021



Research :: Optimization of network data (WAN Optimization) at various levels:
Network File level network data WAN Optimization


Learn Linux Systems Software and Kernel Programming:
Linux, Kernel, Networking and Systems-Software online classes


Hardware Compression and Decompression Accelerator Cards:
TOFFEE Architecture with Compression and Decompression Accelerator Card


TOFFEE-DataCenter on a Dell Server - Intel Xeon E5645 CPU:
TOFFEE-DataCenter screenshots on a Dual CPU - Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5645 @ 2.40GHz - Dell Server