Posted 2011/03/04

Powerpack in the flesh

One of the things the SCAPE lab is famous for is Powerpack. This is a software hardware solution for fine-grained monitoring the power consumption computers. Rather than just a machines total consumption at the wall you can see how much electricity the hard drive / CPU / memory etc use individually.

A lot has been written about Powerpack but I'm not sure anyone has ever seen what it looks like IRL.

Dori Powerpack node
This is the prototype Powerpack node in our test cluster. I think you can see why most people don't want to try this themselves and ask us for help.