rack power question

Robert Boyle robert at tellurian.com
Fri Apr 4 00:17:39 UTC 2008

At 03:50 PM 4/3/2008, Derek J. Balling wrote:
So your theoretical maximum draw is NOT "1/2 the total"... in a nicely
>populated chassis it will draw more than 1/2 the total and complain
>the whole time about it.

That should probably have read in a well designed and fully populated 
chassis... I personally know for a fact that the Dell blade chassis 
can be fully loaded and operate with only two of four power supplies 
when fully loaded on the old 10 slot chassis and 3 of 6 in the new 16 
slot chassis when fully loaded. HP also claims the C7000 chassis is 
fully redundant with only 3 of 6 power supplies. This is true for all 
configurations I have ever seen.


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