CSBS Computing is taking steps to save money, energy and the environment by installing energy-saving software on all CSBS computers, including labs. During the day (8am-10am, M-F), this software will monitor your computer for inactivity and place the monitor in standby mode. During all other times, the software will monitor your computer for inactivity and place the computer in standby mode. This software will take effect starting June 26, 2006.
If you have processes that cannot withstand suspensions, contact the helpdesk and
any necessary exceptions will be made.
If you have questions or concerns about the impact of this change, please contact the HelpDesk at 585-8985.
Exceptions (not affected by this change):
Non-Windows XP computers
Computers with open SSH Connections
What you should know:
You do not need to shut down your computer, in fact we prefer you don't. This software enables us to manage power consumption while integrating with our maintenance schedule.
These changes do not impact your PCs performance while it is in use.
They do not keep you from using your PC before or after normal work hours.
You can wake up your PC whenever you need to use it whether that is on nights, early mornings or weekends.
Your PC will not enter standby mode during the day (M-F).
What you can expect:
The computer screen goes blank and the computer is still turned on? You have not used
the computer for a while and the computer has put the monitor into an energy saving
How to 'wake up the monitor? Move the mouse.
How long will it take? The computer screen should come back within 1-5 seconds.
When will this happen? Whenever the computer has not been used for a long period of time.
The computer screen goes blank and the computer is still turned on, but moving the
mouse doesn't have any effect? You have not used the computer for a longer period
of time and the computer has gone into an energy saving sleep mode (standby).
How to 'wake up the computer? Press any key on the keyboard (once). On a few machines you may have to push the power button to wake the machine. Do not press the power button for more than a second, and not more than once. Holding the power button down and/or pressing it more than once could result in a full power off state, requiring the machine to restart. A full power off could result in the loss of anything that had been open and unsaved at the time of suspension.
How long will it take? The computer screen should come back within 5-15 seconds.
When will this happen? Whenever the computer has not been used for an extended period of time.
Thank you for helping CSBS Computing to save energy, the environment, and for helping to lower the University's energy costs.