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How are one or two processor socket servers treated differently from other servers that are in scope of the Regulation (to the extent of the applicable requirements)?

Servers with one or two processor sockets are subject to additional idle state power and active efficiency requirements as set out in Annex II.2 of the regulation. PSU efficiency and power factor requirements (Annex II.1.1), materials efficiency (Annex II.1.2) and information (i.e. data reporting) requirements (Annex II.3) are the same for all servers in scope to the regulation. To be noted that the regulation excludes from the scope servers with more than 4 processor sockets.

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