[Noisebridge-discuss] $500 donation - what would noisebridge do with it?

Dr. Jesus j at hug.gs
Tue Jan 4 11:15:45 PST 2011


On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 10:57 AM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com> wrote:
> Can some of the power consumption needs be adressed by under-clocking the
> servers?  If the load on the servers is low enough for a panda board, than
> it's low enough for whatever server you are running, but at 75%-66% speed.
> If the BIOS allows it (usually by dropping the bus speed from 133mhz to
> 100mhz or 100mhz to 66mhz) and has voltage tuning options, we can also drop
> the voltages to 66% and reduce the draw of the CPU's to 45%...in theory.

You're welcome to try it.  I built a current shunt you can use to
verify the results, it's marked with orange tape and is wandering
around the EE benches.  I'll be around Tuesday to help you hook it up
if you need assistance.


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