[Beowulf] Re: newbie's dilemma (Mark Hahn)

Mark Hahn hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Fri Mar 3 14:04:39 PST 2006

> Trying to micromanage these power loads can be counter productive and  
> time wasting. Better: just take your worst case estimate of power  
> usage, double it or even quadruple it ... and that is what you should  
> plan to "wire into the walls".

this is ridiculously inappropriate except for small stuff.
sure, if you're putting in 4 nodes, pad the power budget.
if you're putting in 800 nodes, you'll get fired if you spend 
and extra $600K extra following this advice.

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