[rescue] SET at home servers

Andrew Jones andrew at jones.ec
Thu Dec 18 15:15:57 CST 2014

I'm surprised it's cost effective to colocate a 1950 or 2950.  I would 
have thought the power draw alone would pay for a newer system.

On 12/18/2014 04:04 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> 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
> use.
> Bottom-line, I think I can colo the server for less than I can host it at home
> (barring any surprise fees for bandwidth).
> Lionel
>> On Dec 18, 2014, at 2:21 PM, Patrick Finnegan <pat at computer-refuge.org>
> wrote:
>> 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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