Hi I have an m610 blade server, and was looking into power consumption. Basically the main hog for my consumption is the cpu. As I dont need both cpus , is there a way to make the machine run with 1 CPU and dont issue with server? , including for thermal purposes.
Basically, I am renting a cabinet in a datacentre. thus being charged by the consumption so if i remove the unnecessary items I will lower the consumption. What I needed is that our requirements have lowered and we can run the machine with 1 cpu and half the RAM, not a problem. My concern is that if I leave the second socket empty, 1. will it give out errors due to missing cpu? 2. Regarding the thermals since the fans are not in the blade, will it affect the MoBo as there is no heat dissipation from that area because there no more contact with the metal piece of the heat-sink anymore. Will it affect the MoBo lifespan ?