I have ventured across many sites in the last 3 days with no real definitive answers.
Attempting to price a near to true value of the running cost of a specific server based on consumption and not MAX wattage available.
I get the methods for working out cost of consumption. But a server running a pair of 800w PSU's for example does not use 1600w all of the time.
For this reason i cannot seem to identify what the actual consumption would be.
I thought the websites such as HP and DELL themselves would offer such information, yet sadly they do not.
I find this horrific yet that is of little importance i guess.
Budgeting for a new server is my task, but how do i know what the running cost of a specific serve is, for example:
And yes i know if i had it, i could plug it in to a consumption device, but i am not privileged enough to have that opportunity.
Is there a source for finding out the consumption of specific servers i am missing. Or is there a particular way to indeed calculate the consumption of a server, thus leading to an accurate calculation of running costs?