[Beowulf] Virginia Tech upgrade

Don Holmgren djholm at fnal.gov
Tue Jan 27 17:33:53 EST 2004

Xserve boxes use new G5's based on a 90nm process.  See

The claim is that power consumption per processor drops to ~ 25 Watt at
2 GHz from ~ 50 Watt at 1.8 GHz.

Don Holmgren

On Tue, 27 Jan 2004, Vann H. Walke wrote:

> "The new system will take much less power and generate less heat and
> free up space."
> Ok, the space reduction is obvious.  Anyone know why the power/heat is
> going down?  Removing video cards / hard drives?  Do the video cards
> really use a significant amount of power if they aren't being used?  Or,
> is there something fundamentally different about the Xserve?
> Vann
> On Tue, 2004-01-27 at 14:15, Tom A Krewson wrote:
> > Virginia Tech is upgrading their G5 cluster to Xserv.....very smart.
> >
> >
> > http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=technologyNews&storyID=4213216&section=news
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