9370 is a dog! Was: Re: Re[2]: Firsts

From: William Donzelli <william_at_ans.net>
Date: Mon Feb 16 11:46:57 1998

> Possibly. But I'm not convinced. I seem to remember the biggest IBM
> 3090 system drew about 250kW (I'll have to look that up too!). I
> imagine a typical system might draw perhaps 50kW.

That is probably for a typical installation. The actual processor is
nowhere near that value (still enough to make the utility very happy,
however). A big string of DASDs adds up very fast, especially the power
sucking IBM disks (why is that? Really big motors)?

William Donzelli
Received on Mon Feb 16 1998 - 11:46:57 GMT

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