Kill the power faster than poweroff?

John Hearns john.hearns at
Fri Sep 12 05:53:57 EDT 2003

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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