[rescue] SET at home servers

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 15:04:04 CST 2014

I wasn't as clear as I should have been...

The 400 watts is what I'm allowed to consume with a 1U colo, I neither have a
server colo'd nor does said colo'd server draw 400 watts.

I was reciting numbers I knew from a recent research effort of mine when I was
considering colocating a Dell PE1950 or PE2950 (a 2U server) for personal

Bottom-line, I think I can colo the server for less than I can host it at home
(barring any surprise fees for bandwidth).


> On Dec 18, 2014, at 2:21 PM, Patrick Finnegan <pat at computer-refuge.org>
> I really doubt your 1U server is drawing 400W of power continuously, unless
> you've put a couple of video cards or a Xeon Phi into it, or are really
> stressing it pretty continuously.  A 2 proc Xeon E5 1U system from work
> draws around 375W max load, and about 110W at idle.  Older 1U dual-proc
> Xeon/Opteron systems (Circa 2008-2009) that we have idled around 200W, and
> maxed out at 333W.
> Note that "max load" means you're doing some well-optimized floating point
> math on them, eg the HPL benchmark. Integer loads and I/O don't stress the
> CPUs very much.

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