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A new disaster recovery model using Xeon 5500 Series Servers…

by on Jun.12, 2009, under Storage

A new disaster recovery model using Xeon 5500 Series Servers…

Recently in our test lab, we experienced a cooling failure… and I wasn&apost even sitting in the lab to realize it.  In fact, I wasn&apost in the same state!

With the recent launch of the Xeon 5500 Series servers – I have been testing some use-cases against four of our servers in our lab when I noticed that the temperature was rising pretty drastically in there.IntelIntelligent Power Node Manager embeddd in our Xeon Servers and using our Intel Data Center Manager (DCM) SDK software interface – the data is presented in a visual format.In the graph above, the dark colored line is the "front panel inlet" temperature, and in a matter of minutes, the temperature in the lab rose from 71F to 87F – 16 degrees!In the event that a thermal event occurred that would cause the room to heat up to 78F (as shown above) – Intel DCM would send the IPMI commands to the platform which in turn would tell the Node Manager firmware to throttle-back the Xeon CPUs to their lowest P-state possible.This gives the server managers more time to gracefully shutdown systems, and/or move the workloads to cooler sections of the datacenter.Using standard the standard IPMI interface, the Data Center Manager SDK and Node Manager on the Xeon 5500 series platform enable power monitoring, power management, and front panel inlet monitoring.You can learn more about the Xeon 5500 Series Processors on the Intel Xeon website.


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