Node power supply

Joel Jaeggli joelja at
Tue May 22 09:34:16 PDT 2001

the rating for the powersupply is the peak load it can handle not how much
it will actually draw, a 300watt powersupply with a shouldn't draw any more
than a 250 under the same load...

that being said amd hasn't certifed any powersupply rated under 300watts
for the 1.3ghz athlons...,1712,,00.html


On Tue, 22 May 2001 MAHRF at

> Hi everyone,
> I'm planning to build a home beowulf of nodes with an Athlon 900 in a mini
> tower.
> How many watts should the power supply have at least when the only other
> parts in the nodes are a NIC, a simple graphics card and maybe a small HDD.
> Maybe I'm going to upgrade the nodes to, say, 1,3 or 1,4GHz Athlons in the
> future when these are as cheap as the 900MHz models are.
> I'm asking because less watts means less heat and it's also cheaper.
> Thanks in advance,
> Ferdinand
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