Eco-Efficiency Leader Sun is First to Disclose Actual System Power Consumption on VMmark


In case you missed this little gem from AnandTech, the facts don't lie -- the Sun Fire X4450, based on the Intel Xeon processor, delivers the best performance per watt -- besting even IBM's new JS22 blade with dual-core Power6 chips. And today Sun is doing one better and disclosing actual power consumption of the Sun Fire X4450 on VMmark, a free tool from VMware for comparing virtualized systems.

The Sun Fire X4450 server, running VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 software, posted one of the best scores among all 16 core results – 12.23 @ 8 tiles, with an average power consumption of only 830W measured during the steady state of the benchmark. The Sun server is up to 60% more power efficient than comparably equipped Dell PowerEdge R900 and HP ProLiant  DL580 G5 systems.(1)  And did I mention, the Sun X4450 server did it in half the space of those systems?

 More information on the VMmark result is available here.

(1) Calculations are based on the specifications referenced in the VMmark disclosure and were done with Dell's Datacenter Capacity Planner and HP's power calculator

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