[Beowulf] power usage, Intel 5160 vs. AMD 2216
larry.stewart at sicortex.com
Thu Jul 12 11:36:20 PDT 2007
Donald Becker wrote:
>We could get into an interesting discussion about the best way to decrease
>the typical power use of a cluster. The best way to do this is with
>software -- laptop-style power control, and powering nodes down. But when
>purchasing and installing clusters you have to design for that
>long-running job that stays at the peak power draw and thermal state of
Been waiting for <<weeks>> for a straight line.
... or you could design new machines for low power. Both our machines
forthcoming Blue Gene/P are about 3 watts per peak gigaflop.
I do agree though, that if you aren't computing anything, then you may as
well unplug the machine.
-Larry / SiCortex
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