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Power Consumption in Rack/Blade Servers?

Does anyone have further details on what the peak & average power consumption of a rack mounted server (1U/2U) or blade is in a typical datacenter?
I have seen the data from SpecPower, but that is a single source. I'm looking for further sources of information as a sanity check.
My interests lies in right sizing of PSU's & power designs at server level, with an eye to optimizing them for real life server use.

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Scott Hanson
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RE: Power Consumption in Rack/Blade Servers?

All three of us (Dell, IBM, HP) have power calculators that allow you to build configs and specify a typical workload to show power draw for the total solution and can also drill to components.

Ours is here - http://www.dell.com/content/topics/topic.aspx/global/products/pedge/topics/en/config_calculator?c=us&l=en&cs=555

You can easily find HP's and IBM's from a google search - I'll leave that as an exercise for the reader :-)
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Kong Yang
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RE: Power Consumption in Rack/Blade Servers?


You should also check out our Power and Cooling wiki page - http://www.delltechcenter.com/page/Data+Center+Power+and+Cooling

It contains the link to the power calculator and whitepapers around power consumption in the datacenter.
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