Kill the power faster than poweroff?

Daniel Kidger Daniel.Kidger at quadrics.com
Fri Sep 12 06:00:57 EDT 2003


David,

For information, both flavours of Opteron that I have here have an
out-of-band BMC that I can issue remote power-on/ power-off commands to over
ethernet..

Yours,
Daniel.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Hearns [mailto:john.hearns at clustervision.com]
> Sent: 12 September 2003 10:54
> To: beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: Re: Kill the power faster than poweroff?
> 
> 
> On Thu, 11 Sep 2003, David Mathog wrote:
> 
> > Is there a faster way to shutdown a system and kill
> > the power than "poweroff"?  This is for use in
> > emergency overheating conditions, where something
> > that's effectively the equivalent of:
> > 
> You can use APC power distribution units.
> These are network-addressable and can switch on and off power to
> a set of outlets. We use them on our clusters.
> 
> 
> Quick look at the the Opteron cluster next to me -
> model number is AP9212. (I'm on customer site today)
> 
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