[rescue] Prices... Amazing

Patrick Giagnocavo patrick at mail.zill.net
Mon May 2 11:34:20 CDT 2005

On Mon, May 02, 2005 at 12:31:39PM -0400, velociraptor wrote:
> On 5/1/05, Jonathan C. Patschke <jp at celestrion.net> wrote:
> > Once I get my SAN running, I'll probably have an E3000 I don't need
> > anymore.  That bastard puts out a singularly amazing amount of heat,
> > unlike (surprisingly) the E4000.  I'll blame it on the E3000's weird
> > airflow versus the E4000's not-NEBS-but-at-least-not-wholly-wacked-out
> > airflow.
> Interesting, given that the standalone E4K is rated at 4680BTU vs.
> the standalone E3K's 2600BTU.  Maybe it's an issue of the
> load placed on the PSU's (i.e. E3K's running close to max, E4K's
> psu's yawning)?

Are these maximum rates?  That is, fully loaded with disk/CPU/RAM ?

> I did some research for our power guys last week wrt max watts
> on Sun servers, and the differences between some of the models
> is pretty amazing.  E250 vs. E450 for example:
> E250: 2.8 A /   343 W  /   1170 BTU/hr

The E250 I have pulls almost exactly that - it is loaded with 1.75GB
RAM, 2 CPUs and 6x18GB disks.


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