Energy consumption vs % utilization?
jbates at brightok.net
Tue Oct 26 18:27:55 UTC 2004
Erik Haagsman wrote:
> Which means you have to make sure the revenue generated by those 98%
> underutilized servers covers your powerbill and other expenses,
> preferrably leaving some headroom for a healthy profit margin. As
> long as that's the case there's no real waste of energy, the services
> people run on their servers are supposed to be worth the energy and
> other costs, whether they physically fully utilize their power or
Yet there are a lot of clusters which are designed for peak load, which
will waste energy during non-peak hours. Developing an in-house system
for shutting down power to excess servers in a cluster might increase
the healthy profit margin.
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