Data Center Energy Efficiency with Intel® Power Management Technologies

Intel Power Management Technologies

Intel IT conducted a technology evaluation of Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager and Intel® Data Center Manager (Intel® DCM). Our goals were to assess the potential of these Intel® Power Management Technologies to increase data center energy efficiency and to validate potential usage models.

We conducted our evaluation in a test environment repr...esenting a virtualized data center, using servers based on Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series.

We successfully used Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager and Intel® DCM to monitor and cap power consumption across individual servers and groups of servers. For workloads that were not processor-intensive, we optimized server power consumption by up to approximately 20 percent without impacting performance.

Power monitoring is a critical capability that enables us to characterize workloads and identify opportunities to increase data center energy efficiency. Our evaluation showed that Intel® power management technologies can address key data center power and cooling challenges, helping to increase computing capacity, reduce power consumption, and maintain business continuity.

Read the full Intel® Power Management Technologies Brief.

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