[Beowulf] /. Cooler room or cooler servers?

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Thu Apr 7 15:05:16 PDT 2005

On Thu, 7 Apr 2005, Michael Will wrote:

> >lovely graph.  alas, the numbers are pure fantasy.  yes, I actually
> >did measure a dual xserve g5 (not heavily configured) and it was 200-210W,
> >quite comparable to dual-opterons and even dual-xeons.
> >  
> >
> Thats dual 32bit xeons, the dual em64t xeon systems are more like 420W.
> Michael

Wow, that's Hot.  That's actually getting up there to the old alpha
boxen, per CPU.  So 40 1U systems are order of 16 KW/rack?  Five tons of
AC per rack?  $400/year/box for power and cooling (or thereabouts)?


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