I have an internetshop that has 20 CPUs. Only 50% on average are being used throughout a regular day and almost 80-100% during saturdays. I use a Server-Client to Shutdown an unused computer but sometimes after 5-30 minute range it will be turned on again by another customer.
My questions is, will leaving an idle computer with monitor shutoff due to 5 minute idle left for 30 minutes or so be more wise than shutting a computer down and turning it on after 30 minutes.
I asked this because I though I read this before when I was a kid and I was told by mom to shutdown my Computer when we will eat for lunch or dinner and I stated that its more power consuming to shut it down and turn it on again. Atleast thats what I believed then.