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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM Turbonomic ARM
Categories Sustainability
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 26, 2023

Provide a "performance per watt" metric for environments

The idea of a "performance per watt" metric for hardware environments - particularly x86 platform - would be a good way of distinguishing between server types at a fundamental sustainability level.  I suspect the metrics needed for this are already being collected - would be a matter of taking the hardware CPU and power/carbon.  If you have the application performance data, could potentially have a "number of transactions per watt" which would be extremely powerful.  The metric could then potentially be included in some of the plans i.e. as a comparison between CPU types.

Idea priority Medium
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    Natalia Ladiko
    Sep 26, 2023

    Hi Jason,

    Thank you for submitting this idea and we appreciate your feedback.

    We are currently working on something similar where we are adding estimated power consumption per CPU model / server type to be used in our "Hardware Refresh" plan type. The use case here is - I want to replace my old servers with new ones and I want to understand the impact of that replacement on energy consumption (how energy efficient the new server will be and by how much). This work is still in early stages and would appreciate your feedback / collaboration on refining this use case further. Meanwhile, I will add this idea to the existing development item.

    Please let me know if you would like to connect to discuss this use case in more details and provide further feedback.


    Natalia Ladiko

    Senior Product Manager

    IBM Turbonomic

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