Is there a way to monitor power consumption in watts? I have tried PowerTOP but it measures the usage in percentages, which is not what I want.

  • if your server has ipmi you can try ipmitool – Sebastian Stark Jul 16 '18 at 12:26
  • No ipmi by the looks of it – TimD Jul 16 '18 at 13:40
  • Depends on your processor. For some processors, package energy is available via MSR. turbostat (linux-tools-common) can read and display it. – Doug Smythies Jul 16 '18 at 15:55

You can try Powerstat.
It is available at ppa:colin-king/powermanagement

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    Throw in 60 watts for the light bulb you use around the computer :) – WinEunuuchs2Unix Jul 16 '18 at 22:41
  • powerstat, powertop, turbostat etc. calculate wattage monitoring battery discharge. My machine is a desktop. – TimD Jul 17 '18 at 7:01
  • No, turbostat does not calculate wattage from monitoring any battery stuff. It reads energy usage directly from the processor itself. However, that doesn't include other consumption sources within a computer. – Doug Smythies Jul 29 '18 at 13:52

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