Power Consumption

Jim Windle jim_windle at eudoramail.com
Sun Sep 9 09:17:05 PDT 2001

While it is not directly relevant to Beowulfs, there is an article regarding power consumption in the current issue of "American Scientist:


The author is rebutting assertions that internet based computers account for roughly 10% of electrical power used in the US.  In addition to reviewing different sources of power consumption numbers he hooked up a digital power meter to his system.  In normal usage he figured it came to 150-170 watts of which 50 watts was for the CPU versus a rating of 400 watts according to the manufacturer and about 100 watts for the monitor.

Jim Windle

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