[TEST/REVIEW] CPU accounting patches

Mike Jakubik mikej at rogers.com
Fri Jan 27 11:59:40 PST 2006

Garance A Drosihn wrote:
> At Apparently your power and cooling bills are much lower than ours.
> We would very much love it if the computers will use only the
> energy they need to get the job done.  Yes, that means a big
> bill when some simulation is running on a 100-node beowulf
> cluster.  But it also means we don't want to be paying the bill
> to run that cluster at full-throttle when there's no work for
> those CPU's to do.

As i just mentioned, i don't know of any colo that charges for your 
power usage, you pay by U's and bandwidth. Are you running a 100 node 
freebsd cluster? I didn't think so. Besides, nothing is stopping you 
from using powerd, just make sure you have a new chipset that has either 
speedstep or powernow, otherwise its useless.

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