andrew holway wrote:
Its only wasteful if they end up in a landfill. If they could be recycled? Another important factor to consider is power consumption. If you have several V8's (circa early 90's?) running I shudder think how much juice they draw.
32 bit Sparc systems draw far LESS power than modern machines. For example, the PSU in my SS10 is rated at 60 watts MAX. In reality it sits there as a firewall drawing around 28 watts (measured).