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It’s November, which can mean only one thing for computer sports enthusiasts: it’s time for another Student Cluster Competition. The seventh edition of this annual event begins in about two weeks at the SC12 conference in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah. The competition pits teams of university undergrads against each other in a …

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Amps - what about volts

At how many volts?

Should use power consumption

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Re: Amps - what about volts

It's in the USA so let's assume 120v single phase. Not knowing the power factor of the equipment hinders the calc al little but say it's 0.8 they will have around 2.5kW to play with...

Wonder how many RaspberryPi's you can power off that :-)

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Re: Amps - what about volts

"At how many volts?"

dammit you beat me to it!

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Oops...yeah, volts

Sorry about that...yeah, it's 120 volts and 26 amps, single phase. I should have put that in the article. Not sure about the number of Raspberries that can drive, but that comment reminds me of a stupid idea I tried to sell some of the teams on: Use a stationary bike to charge a bank of laptop batteries for that extra jolt of juice when you need it. I don't think there's anything in the rules to prohibit this, but haven't done any calculations to figure out if there's any conceivable way this could work.

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