[rescue] Digest Why not to use an Atom as a Server

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Thu Jan 19 11:48:50 CST 2012

On 19 Jan 2012, at 04:10, leaknoil wrote:
> I would think 16gb of ram and 3tb of disks would pretty much negate any
worries about how much power the cpu is drawing. Unless you're talking some
giant cluster super computer thing.

Modern RAM draws roughly 1W per gigabyte. Hard disks draw 3-10W each depending
on model and usage pattern - so call it 7W on average. Thus 16GB of RAM and
two 3TB disks (for RAID1 protection) will draw about 30W.

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