Dynamic Power Optimization for Higher Server Density Racks – A Baidu Case Study with Intel® Dynamic Power Technology

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    Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group partnered with Baidu.com conducted a proof of concept (POC) project using the Intel® Dynamic Power Node Manager Technology (Node Manager) to dynamically optimize server performance and power consumption to maximize the server density of a rack. The POC engineers used Node Manager to identify optimal control points, which became the basis to set power optimization policies at the node level. A management console – Intel® Datacenter Manager (Datacenter Manager) was used to manage servers at racklevel to coordinate power and performance optimization between servers to ensure maximum server density and perform yield for given power envelope for the rack.