This report documents a demonstration that compared the energy consumption and efficiency of a limited sample size of server-‐‑type IT equipment from different manufacturers by measuring power at the server power supply power cords. The results are specific to the equipment and methods used. However, it is hoped that those responsible for IT equipment selection can used the methods described to choose models that optimize energy use efficiency.
Author(s): Coles, H.C., Y. Qin, and P.N. Price
LBNL Report #: 6831