Power consumption -- real vs actual

Matt Domsch Matt_Domsch at dell.com
Mon Apr 5 11:55:21 CDT 2010

On Mon, Apr 05, 2010 at 09:37:45AM -0700, John LLOYD wrote:
> FYI, commands were
>  CPU heater:  dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/null  &    8 to 16 times

That's not a terribly good CPU-intensive load.  Try something like
this a few times in parallel

pi=$(echo "scale=100000; 4*a(1)" | bc -l)  &

I can feel the space under my desk heating up after just a few seconds
of this...


Matt Domsch
Technology Strategist
Dell | Office of the CTO

More information about the Linux-PowerEdge mailing list