[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD on Dell PowerEdge 1900

Jesse Callaway bonsaime at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 08:26:07 EDT 2007

On 10/18/07, Alex Pilosov <alex at pilosoft.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Oct 2007, Isaac Levy wrote:
> > These Xeon's eat power something fierce, so they're bloody all over the
> > place, fire sale style...  (especially servers).
> wrong, that applied to Nocona xeons only. the woodcrests aren't bad.
> nocona were terrible - from 125 to 180W consumption per CPU, woodcrest are
> ~65 to 120.
> woodcrest = same as core2duo, which is fairly decent as far as power
> consumption

Not only is power consumption expensive with the "bad" xeons, but it
can cause downtime for CPU replacement when they finally burn out. I
forget exactly which chip it was, but a certain xeon had to be
replaced about 4 times in this one server. Plenty of ventilation, 4U.


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