On Thursday, March 08, 2012 12:37:30 PM Ross Walker wrote: > On Mar 8, 2012, at 11:06 AM, Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu> wrote: > > I live in the same sort of world, just on a smaller scale, and my biggest power consumer is storage, not compute, but I thoroughly understand Mark's points. > So, get more power and UPS. So, can I put you down as being willing to donate the $2.5 million necessary to increase our power capacity (I'm looking out the door at two of our four 1MVA 12.4KV to 480/277 transformers (that we, not the utility, own), and any upgrade will involve the incoming buried primary) and get a couple or three more Mitsubishi 500KVA units? No? It's a great tax writeoff, being that we are a 501(c)(3) public not-for-profit foundation.....we'll give you a nice tax receipt. :-) Oh, and the $1.2 million for an additional 100 tons of redundant HVAC while we're at it.... > The specs are published, so power consumption shouldn't be a "surprise". It's not a surprise, it's just more cost than just the servers themselves, and budgets are tight.