Here is documentation on using the multimeter and conducting power consumption tests.

A brief estimate of the power consumption of Medusa's nodes:

- 10 Nodes Idle: 5.1 amps
- 10 Nodes in heavy use: 7.5 amps
- This test was done with nodes that have 2 IBM drives and 1 Samsung

More detailed information in the form of a graph of node power consumption
from April 29 2004:

View the graph in pdf or postscript.

Below are older measurements of power consumption. Note that these graphs do not reflect the current hardware configuration of the nodes.

- Alan's July 2003 graphs as postscript and pdf
- Alan's November 2002 graphs of the nodes as postscript and pdf.
- Kevin's May 7th 2001 measurements comparing Intel motherboards.
- Old measurements comparing Gateway P3 and Athlon boxes.

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