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Servers @ 100% load, 7days/week

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June 11, 2012 5:47:08 AM

Recently I've become increasingly concerned with how much I stress my server farm.

I brought up HWinfo and noticed that each server (A farm of 20) are each running at 100% CPU load, 7 days a week. The processors on each is an Xeon L5320 @ 1.86ghz (8 CPUs).

My operation consists running 6 active OS's through VMware and leaving them to automate their tasks. I tried fiddling around with the CPU allocation settings on VMware, but I don't think it's really had any affect on usage or performance.

Is it safe to leave my servers on for extended amounts of time @ 100% load? Of course, I give them a few hours of down-time per week.

Edit: Some additional info: the server models are DL 140s G3, outfitted with 8GB RAM each

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June 11, 2012 6:36:59 AM

This is one reason why Xeons cost so much more than desktop processors, reliability. The processors are designed to be reliable, so there is no damage caused at running them @100% load.
June 11, 2012 3:22:55 PM

Best answer selected by enmasse.
June 11, 2012 3:22:57 PM

Thank you :)