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Lowest power CPU for an SS20

Discussion in 'Sun Hardware' started by Dr. David Kirkby, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. Does anyone know what CPU that fits in the SPARC 20 uses the least
    power? Does that significantly effect power consumption from the mains
    supply? I'm looking to run an SS20 for a task that will require
    minimal CPU restorces, yet will need to be on 24/7. For obvious
    reasons I don't want it using loads of power. At the minute I have two
    machines configured (which we just taken from the top of a pile of 5
    SS20's I have) both of which have dual CPUs in them - one 2x75, the
    other 2x125. Clearly that's not an ideal solution, but was wondering
    about the other CPUs. I have an SM61 somewhere hear. Is there anything
    likely to use significantly less power than that, or would I be saving
    myself next to nothing by using another CPU. I don't want to spend $$
    on a CPU and carriage if it won't bring any significant benefits.

    Dr. David Kirkby
    Dr. David Kirkby, Nov 24, 2003
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    Rich Teer Guest

    I don't think the CPU will have a non-negligible effect on the
    total power consumption, but I guess if you want to minimise it,
    go for a low speed CPU with no E$. But I suspect we're talking
    less than 1W difference...

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    Rich Teer, Nov 24, 2003
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    Andrew Tyson Guest

    I suspect that the consumption of a CPU will be considerably
    less than the disk(s) installed on the SS20, especially if they're
    older drives.

    Andrew Tyson, Dec 2, 2003
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