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How to determine operating costs for a Dell PowerEdge 2850

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Our organization has an Exchange server in a rack with 8 other servers.  No dedicated AC, Dual power supply etc.  Does anyone know where I might find a cost calculator of sorts to help me determine annual operating costs?  Thanks.
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Hi again
http://www.dell.com/html/us/products/calc_energysmart/dell_ec.htm 
Are you in the UK or US (i.e. for cost per unit of elec? .. ask your accounts department for that maybe!
Also, check your aircon unit's rating per amp / watt hour etc
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check Dell's 'power assumptions' re the costs they show.. power may be cheaper in the US than it is in GBP!
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a steer towards the Dell's BTUs which your A is working against:
http://maisonbisson.com/blog/post/10166/heat-dell-server-thermal-load-btuhour/

this document may be useful too:
'Power Comparison of Dell PowerEdge 2950 using Intel X5355 and E5345 Quad Core Xeon Processors'
http://content.dell.com/us/en/enterprise/d/business~solutions~whitepapers~en/Documents~Dell%202950%20Xeon%20Power%20Comparison.pdf.aspx
 
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This is rather a nice doc which you can scale to your own asumptions::
A Simple Model for Determining True Total Cost of Ownership for datacentres
http://www.missioncriticalmagazine.com/MC/Home/Files/PDFs/(TUI3011B)SimpleModelDetermingTrueTCO.pdf
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and this may give you an approximate KWh per year:
http://www.eu-energystar.org/en/en_008b.shtml 
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Well you sure get around for points don't you?  :)  Thanks!
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PS: I'm in the U.S.
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cool. hope it was all useful bud!
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