NEC FlexPower Server review
One criticism we have of MSC is that its power-monitoring facilities were highly inaccurate. With all four power supplies connected and both compute modules powered down, our inline power meter showed a draw of 300W, whereas the MSC indicated this was only 90W. With both modules running, the meter reported an increase to 506W, but the MSC showed a total draw of 270W.
Administrative access to the entire chassis can be strictly controlled with user lists. Plenty of notification options are provided, and these are controlled with policies that determine the logging levels and who should be alerted based on the severity of an event.
The FlexPower offers a cost-effective alternative to mainstream products. It offers high levels of fault tolerance and plenty of expansion potential, while its storage solution has some very interesting possibilities.
|Server configuration||6U rack/pedestal enclosure|
|CPU family||Intel Xeon|
|CPU nominal frequency||2.00GHz|
|CPU socket count||6|
|Hard disk configuration||8 (max 14) x 147GB Fujitsu 10k SAS SFF hard disks in hot-swap carriers|
|Total hard disk capacity||1,176|
|RAID module||NEC RAID module|
|RAID levels supported||0, 1, 1E, 10, 5, 6|
|Gigabit LAN ports||2|
|Conventional PCI slots total||0|
|PCI-E x16 slots total||0|
|PCI-E x8 slots total||0|
|PCI-E x4 slots total||0|
|PCI-E x1 slots total||0|
|Power supply rating||1,050W|
Noise and power
|Idle power consumption||270W|
|Peak power consumption||506W|