[rescue] Prices... Amazing

velociraptor velociraptor at gmail.com
Mon May 2 12:05:16 CDT 2005

On 5/2/05, Patrick Giagnocavo <patrick at mail.zill.net> wrote:
> On Mon, May 02, 2005 at 12:31:39PM -0400, velociraptor wrote:
> > 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 ?

They are out of the system handbook, so I would presume that's a

> > 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.

The heat is the big issue I see with all these boxes...the nice thing
about the Netra line is that they are rated for higher heat b/c of their
telco certification.  Conceivably you could slap them in a rack in a
closet at home and so long as you had reasonable airflow, they'd
likely do ok.


p.s. Patrick, mail to your from/reply-to address bounced with
"unknown user" message.

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