Data Center Power Management with Intel® Node Manager
Smart server management
Intel® 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® 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 levels—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 E5 family, Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family, and Intel® Xeon® processor E3 family improve energy efficiency by up to 68% compared to the previous-generation Intel® server processors.1
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® 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 of code development.
For more detailed information on the advantages of Intel® Node Manager and managing data center efficiency, read this white paper.
See how BMW implemented Intel® Node Manager in their data center in this white paper.
1. Source: Performance comparison using SPECfp*_rate_base2006 benchmark. Baseline score of 267 on previous-generation 2S Intel® Xeon® processor X5690 platform based on best published score to www.spec.org as of September 6, 2011. For more details, see: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2011q1/cpu2006-20110131-14172.html. New score of 486 based on Intel internal measured estimates using an Intel platform with two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2690, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology), 64 GB RAM, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* Server 6.1 beta for x86_6, Intel® Compiler 12.1.
2. Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products.