Dell EMC PowerEdge T140 Power Consumption
We used our Extech TrueRMS Power Analyzer 380803 to take measurements at different points of the Dell EMC PowerEdge T140 use on 120V power in the embedded lab. Tower servers tend to spend more time at the edge in offices rather than in higher power data centers, hence why we do our testing at lower voltage. Here are the figures:
- Power off: 5.1W
- Idle: 33.8W
- STH 70% Load: 88.2W
- STH 100% Load: 121W
- Max power observed: 153W
These are great power consumption figures. If you use lower-end CPUs than the top-bin Intel Xeon E-2186G that we are using here, power consumption decreases under load.
STH Server Spider: Dell EMC PowerEdge T140
In the second half of 2018, we introduced the STH Server Spider as a quick reference to where a server system’s aptitude lies. Our goal is to start giving a quick visual depiction of the types of parameters that a server is targeted at.
The Dell EMC PowerEdge T140 is designed to be compact, yet not necessarily dense. The Intel Xeon E-2100 platform is designed for lower costs and high single threaded performance instead of expandability.
The Dell EMC PowerEdge T140 is a great low-cost and low power tower server. Its diminutive footprint means that it fits in places the PowerEdge T340 simply cannot. From a competitive standpoint, it undoubtedly sits above the HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 and closer to the HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen10. For a lot of SMB customers, and enterprise customers with edge locations, the Dell EMC PowerEdge represents a simple value proposition. The PowerEdge T140 is a low-cost server that delivers excellent performance in a well-designed package.
From a performance perspective, the Dell EMC PowerEdge T140 is an enormous generational leap. As we have discussed in our looking back at Intel Xeon E3-1200 V1-V6 to the new Xeon E-2100 piece, and in our various CPU reviews such as with our Intel Xeon E-2146G benchmarks and review, this is the first time in almost a decade that the top-bin parts in this segment have received a core count increase. We strongly urge our readers who may be looking at the quad-core parts to consider upgrading their PowerEdge T140 configurations to the Intel Xeon E-2136 or E-2146G CPUs as they are offering a value not seen in this line for years. This is one time when the incremental cost to upgrade is dwarfed by the additional performance one gets.
Small features like detailed labeling help solve real-world problems like having a non-IT specialist perform maintenance. Utilizing iDRAC 9 allows enterprises to manage their edge servers with the same Open Manage tools that they would use to manage large servers like the Dell EMC PowerEdge R640 or even the In-depth Dell EMC PowerEdge MX. For organizations, these are the small features that drive down TCO when an on-site tech visit can cost more than the server itself.