[Beowulf] power usage, Intel 5160 vs. AMD 2216

Lombard, David N dnlombar at ichips.intel.com
Fri Jul 13 15:18:15 PDT 2007

On Thu, Jul 12, 2007 at 01:35:31PM -0400, Robert G. Brown wrote:
> Google for a "kill-a-watt".  Brand new, shipped, it's about $25 (from
> e.g. Amazon).  A must have for any serious cluster enthusiast or
> manager -- use it to plug the systems in and then look.  It's one of the
> only ways to be sure.
>    rgb

Amen, brother.  Don's comments on PS efficiency are highly relevant,
and the kill-a-watt takes that all into account.  There's also a spiffier
(and more expensive) model that logs the reading for later analysis.

David N. Lombard, Intel, Irvine, CA
I do not speak for Intel Corporation; all comments are strictly my own.

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