Xserve G5: Power consumption and thermal output (BTU) information

Learn power consumption and thermal output information for Xserve G5.
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Xserve G5 (single processor)
"Minimum" configuration
: Single 2.0 GHz G5 Processor, single 80 GB Apple Drive Module, 512 MB ECC RAM (2x256 MB DIMMs), no PCI cards
Idle CPU Max Idle CPU Max
130 W 170 W 444 BTU/h 580 BTU/h
Xserve G5 (single processor)
"Maximum" configuration
: Single 2.0 GHz G5 Processor, three 250 GB Apple Drive Modules, 8 GB ECC RAM (8x1 GB DIMMs), no PCI cards
Idle CPU Max CPU+Disk Max Idle CPU Max CPU+Disk Max
155 W 200 W 210 W 529 BTU/h 683 BTU/h 717 BTU/h


Xserve G5 (dual processor)
"Minimum" configuration
: Dual 2.0 GHz G5 Processors, single 80 GB Apple Drive Module, 1 GB ECC RAM (2x512 MB DIMMs), no PCI cards
Idle CPU Max Idle CPU Max
160 W 240 W 546 BTU/h 819 BTU/h
Xserve G5 (dual processor)
"Maximum" configuration
: Dual 2.0 GHz G5 Processors, three 250 GB Apple Drive Modules, 8 GB ECC RAM (8x1 GB DIMMs), no PCI cards
Idle CPU Max CPU+Disk Max Idle CPU Max CPU+Disk Max
190 W 280 W 290 W 649 BTU/h 956 BTU/h 990 BTU/h


Xserve G5 (Cluster Node)
"Minimum" configuration
: Dual 2.0 GHz G5 Processors, single 80 GB Apple Drive Module, 512 MB ECC RAM (2x256 MB DIMMs), no PCI cards
Idle CPU Max Idle CPU Max
155 W 240 W 528 BTU/h 819 BTU/h
Xserve G5 (Cluster Node)
"Maximum" configuration
: Dual 2.0 GHz G5 Processors, single 80 GB Apple Drive Module, 8 GB ECC RAM (8x1 GB DIMMs), no PCI cards
Idle CPU Max Idle CPU Max
161 W 252 W 550 BTU/h 860 BTU/h
Notes
  • Power consumption data (Watts) is measured from the wall power source and includes all power supply and system losses. Additional correction is not needed.
  • "CPU Max" is defined as running a compute-intensive test application that maximizes processor usage and therefore power consumption.
  • "Drive Max" is defined as running a test application that generates continuous input/output to a RAID set consisting of all internal disks in the system.
  • These numbers reflect a 23° C (73.4° F) ambient running environment. Increased ambient temperatures will require faster fan speeds which will increase power consumption. At 35° C (95° F), 50 W should be added to reflect increased power consumption.
  • These numbers reflect no PCI cards installed. A PCI video card will increase power consumption by 10 W.
Published Date: Oct 11, 2016