Carbon Footprint (323 Views)
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Alistair MacPherson
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Registered: ‎02-20-2009
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Carbon Footprint

We are in the process of trying to measure our carbon footprint. We currently run N4000's, rp3410's, rp 3440's and rp4440's (all non-itanium servers).

Is there a carbon footprint calculator or documentation to help calculate the carbon footprint of each of these servers.

Regards

Alistair
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Horia Chirculescu
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Registered: ‎07-11-2009
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Re: Carbon Footprint

You only need the installed power for the servers (it depends on the installed options - as a staring point use the server Quickspecs, browser for Electrical Characteristics).

Next that you could use

http://www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx

Best regards,
Horia.
Best regards from Romania,
Horia.
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rick jones
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Re: Carbon Footprint

Having run a bunch of power measurements on systems in the context of benchmarking, I will point-out that the *actual* power consumed by a system will tend to be far less than the maximums listed in a systems data sheet. Certainly less than one would get taking the ratings on the power supplies, which will be over provisioned.

For some examples, you might look at the power consumed in SPECpower_ssj2008 benchmarks as compared with the power specs in those systems' data sheets and/or their PSUs.

Configuration can mean a great deal.

So, if you want an accurate measure of your carbon footprint, you will want to start with an actual measure of each system's power consumption.
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