Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager
Smart server management
Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager is a smart way to optimize and manage power and cooling resources in the data center. This server power management technology extends component instrumentation to the platform level and can be used to make the most of every watt consumed in the data center. The second generation of Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager delivers two core capabilities that provide key information and control to enable the data center to be run in a more efficient manner—it reports system-level as well as processor and memory subsystem power consumption, and it limits power at the system, processor and memory level – utilizing policies defined by IT management.
Intelligent architecture that supports power management
This dynamic new approach to managing power in the data center is designed to take full advantage of Intel’s latest microarchitecture. The Intel® Xeon® processor 5600, Intel® Xeon® processor E7, and Intel® Xeon® processor E3 deliver up to 60% more performance1 or use 30% less power2 compared to the first Intel quad-core server processors.
Using intelligent energy management at the platform level helps IT administrators squeeze extra value and performance out of existing rack space while reducing the total cost of ownership by better managing power and cooling operational costs. Administrators can improve business continuity by dynamically capping power to avoid overcooling systems, reducing downtime and allowing critical operations to continue even during power or thermal events. They can also balance resources by dynamically moving power from one part of the data center to another, depending on where the need for power or cooling is greatest.
Console Enablement Options
To maximize the benefits of Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager, a management console is required to aggregate power data and set policies for physical and logical groups of servers. For details of enablement options and commercially available consoles, go to the Intel® Data Center Manager for information on the software development kit or to the Node Manager Expert Center for details on resources available to support enablement code development.
For more detailed information on the advantages of Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager and managing data center efficiency, read this white paper.
See how BMW implemented Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager in their data center in this white paper.