The breakeven point to go for IBM Blade technology


Aaron Delp published the second part of a series of articles on Blades and Virtualization.

Now let’s talk about the IBM Blades and the power saving you can make going to Blade technology.

 

You may be fooled by the numbers and think that IBM Blade technology is even better that HP one, power consumption wise, but note that a fully loaded IBM Blade chassis can only hold 14 blades,  whilst HP can hold 16 (+/- 14% more)

 

The full article can be read here

 

 

14 Servers (Full IBM Chassis)

3550’s

HS21XM’s

% Savings

Total System Power Input (W)

7028

4869

30.72

Total System Input Current (A)

33.6

23.41

30.33

Total System BTU/Hr

23954

16614

30.64

Total System VA Rating

7168

5098

28.87

 

7 Servers (Full IBM Chassis)

3550’s

HS21XM’s

% Savings

Total System Power Input (W)

3514

2732

22.25

Total System Input Current (A)

16.8

13.14

21.79

Total System BTU/Hr

11977

9324

22.15

Total System VA Rating

3584

2873

19.83

 

4 Servers (Full IBM Chassis)

3550’s

HS21XM’s

% Savings

Total System Power Input (W)

2008

1805

10.10

Total System Input Current (A)

9.6

8.68

9.58

Total System BTU/Hr

6844

6159

10.00

Total System VA Rating

2048

1907

6.88

 

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Didier Pironet is an independent blogger and freelancer with +15 years of IT industry experience. Didier is also a former VMware inc. employee where he specialised in Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure products as well as Infrastructure, Operations and IT Business Management products. Didier is passionate about technologies and he is found to be a creative and a visionary thinker, expressing with passion and excitement, hopefully inspiring and enrolling people to innovation and change.
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