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Method to reprovision, reallocate, and rebalance IT infrastructure power to multiple servers in a building location.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032790D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Nov-12
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Nov-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for hardware on each blade chassis to communicate wirelessly to other chassis the information of actual power usage of the blades that each chassis currently has installed. This way, a more accurate assessment of the actual power consumption of the entire IT room can be made. This assessment can then be compared to the existing power capacity of the building and therefore more blades can be installed than the maximum power rating per blade would allow. This disclosure also includes a method for prioritizing the servers within an IT infrastructure to determine which individual blade(s) should be throttled down first.