power consumption

  1. MrCalvin

    My humble 10Watt server put AWS EB2 to shame!

    Headlines are supposed to be dramatic and only half-truth, right :p After some talk on other threads about power-consumption, AMD, Intel and servers, I thought I'll get some real power numbers on the on-prem servers I usually setup at my customers. Some questioned the power numbers I've been...
  2. MrCalvin

    Was about to switch from Intel>Ryzen, but now I'm not so sure after all!

    It was my belief that AMD's newer CPUs was ahead Intel now, and I finally decided to get my first test-server, Asrock board + Ryzen 5 2600 (no GPU) to test it out. My use-case is std. business servers (Linux KVM/QEMU: VPN firewall, Windows AD, Windows RDP VMs, Storage, Web, Mail, FTP and the...
  3. P

    Supermicro x10 Server Reading Power Consumption in IPMI?

    Hey guys I have a home server with the following specs below and have issues reading the power consumption of this thing: - supermicro SAS833TQ 3U chassis - supermicro x10-DRL-i motherboard - one E5 2630L v3 CPU - 2 x 16gb RDIMMs - 4 Drives Red WD (2 8tb and 2 4tb) - IT mode flashed Dell LSI...
  4. L

    Reducing power consumption of my homelab

    Looking to reduce the power consumption of my homelab which runs around 700-1000W per annum and costs about £900-1200 in electricity. I have a pair of Supermicro Xeon E5540 SuperServers with 96GB DDR3, 4x 900GB SAS 2.5" drives. They run vSphere 6.0, and host Zimbra, Zabbix, Plex, Nakivo, etc...
  5. warlockedyou

    Will turning on my rack trip the Circuit Breakers?

    Hi all, This is my first time putting together a rack and I was wondering how to calculate how much power it will need? This rack is setup in a room where two out of three outlets are 2 pins, so I am left with plugging in the UPS directly to the wall to the single outlet. Here is the setup I...
  6. M

    Idle Power consumption from a single e5-2670 build?

    Hi, I hope this is the right section to post this. I've been able to find idle power consumption numbers for dual e5-2670 builds but have not had any luck searching for a single e5-2670 build. Would it be safe to assume that since dual e5-2670 draws roughly 70-80W idle that a single e5-2670 may...
  7. J

    Supermicro X9DRI-LN4F+ Mobo GPU's and power options

    I want to use older server hardware to build a rig because I need at least 128gb or ram and it's cheaper than enthusiast grade options. I have a couple questions. I attached a picture of the X9DRI-LN4F+ motherboard and you can see that there are no snaps to snap the GPU in. Will I still be able...
  8. Zack Hehmann

    Looking for low power CPU with VT-d and AES-NI for new pfSense build

    I wanted to get everyone's thoughts on a new pfSense build I'm looking at doing. I might consider making this build a light ESXi build that runs pfSense, a TurnKey Linux build with phpIPAM packages installed, and maybe an Asterisk server. I currently am using a Dell optiplex 755 and it's...
  9. F

    RAID controllers power consumption

    Hi, I own a standard PC, with linux software RAID-5, running Debian Jessie. I am currently planning to build a virtualization home server. I am used to ESXi, but it requires a hardware RAID controller (no support for software RAID) and I did not find any real alternative (do not want to go...