Dual Opteron-1.4 power usage

Bill Broadley bill at math.ucdavis.edu
Thu Jul 17 16:42:55 EDT 2003

I figured this might be handy for those planning Power, UPS, or airconditioning

Tyan dual opteron motherboard
4 1GB dimms (ECC registered)
enlight 8950 case
Sparkle 550 watt power supply.
No PCI cards.

Measured with a kill-a-watt.

163 watts idle 
192 watts with 2 distributed.net OGR crunchers running.
194 watts with 2 earthquake sims
196 watts Bonnie++ and 2*OGR
198 watts Bonnie++ and 2 earthquake sims
208 watts bonnie++ and pstream (2 threads banging main memory sequentially)
212 watts pstream (2 threads banging main memory sequentially)

Bill Broadley
UC Davis
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