At a recent show I demonstrated the new Intel Xeon 5600 Series Processors and Intel Intelligent Power Node Manager Technology and active power capping. The Xeon 5600 Series processors are already highly efficient and showcase a 15:1 ratio in comparison to servers from 4-5 years ago.
Using SPECpower as our workload, you can see how power can be managed directly using Intel Node Manager Technology in this server to server comparison. In a scale scenario, with thousands of servers, this demo showcases the tremendous amount of power that could be saved across an entire datacenter.
Let me know your questions and feedback on this short demonstration of the Intel Xeon 5600 Series and Node Manager technology.