I can't appear to leave a comment over on Chris's blog (Login is barfing for some reason), but I would advise people to take a look at the EMC Power Calculator up on Powerlink instead of the DMX-3 planning guide. It was updated with DMX-4 data recently so there's no need to use DMX-3 numbers. Now, I've no idea if it'll change anything as other people at EMC specialize in power & energy matters but it's there to be used anyway.
I was updating this post earlier last night when the great Web 2.0 outage happened. No harm no foul it's not we''ve people hooked up to life support or anything so some of the hysterical Webby freakazoids need to just calm down on this one. Real people are without power at the moment, Web 2.0 will trundle onwards to obscurity as soon as those servers come back up. I never thought I'd see eye to eye with Eben Moglen on anything but in this case hey looky the world didn't end because a few popular services went dark.
Anyhoo. I'm reliably informed that some of us were suffering from a mass delusion when we thought the EMC Power Calculator was generally available as further investigation has shown that it isn't. No I don't know why but currently it's only available to EMC employees (I downloaded and installed it just to check the DMX-4 numbers were in the current version before writing the post. See how I am for technical accuracy even if I can't get the whole distribution thing accurate as to the current decision?), and partners.
Anyone who requires specific numbers needs to contact their rep with the config, not me as I'll probably end up quoting you the price of moon cheese or something. I apologize for the inaccuracy but I assure you it's limited availability was as much news to me as it is to you.