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

Jerome, Ron Ron.Jerome at nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Thu Jul 12 09:19:54 PDT 2007

If it helps any, I have a rack of 32 dual Intel 5320's with 8G FBDIMM (4
x 2G) with a single 70G SAS drive.

The whole rack (at peak usage) draws about 11,000 watts.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org]
> Behalf Of Jon Bernard
> Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 6:22 PM
> To: beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: [Beowulf] power usage, Intel 5160 vs. AMD 2216
> Two vendors recently bid on a cluster we're buying, and we've got
> questions about their power estimates that I though I'd also put to
> list while we wait for the vendors to respond.
> Vendor A estimates that at peak load a compute node with two AMD
> 4 GB of 667 DDR2 RAM, a hard drive, and an IB board will draw 265
> Vendor B estimates that such a node will draw 450 watts.
> Vendor B also estimates that a similar machine with two Intel 5160s
> draw 550 watts at peak load.
> Anybody have any actual measurements?
> Jon
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