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4 Socket Blade Server – Which Intel CPU Do You Choose?

UPDATED 10.13.14 Now that Intel has released the 4 socket Sandy Bridge CPU, known as the Intel Xeon E5-4600, how do you know whether you need this processor or the Intel E7-4800 CPU?  This is becoming a common question as more and more people migrate larger sized workloads to 4 socket x86 systems in the attempt

Is This The End of AMD?

It is no surprise that AMD is losing the battle of the x86 server market in the datacenter, but I had no idea their market share was as low as it appears.  Even in the blade server space, you may notice that only a couple of server manufacturers offer AMD now.  A recent study of

Dell Announces Their First Storage Blade: PS-M4110

Today at the Dell Storage Forum in Boston, Dell announced their first ever storage blade –  known as the “EqualLogic PS-M4110 Blade Array”.  This new addition to the Dell storage and blade portfolio will provide a fully-virtualized storage, server and networking solution within a single blade chassis.

Dell Unveils ARM-based Server Ecosystem

Until today, I’ve not discussed modular hybrid server platforms like Dell’s PowerEdge C platform or HP’s ProLiant SL Servers because I personally do not think they should be classified as a “blade server.”  Perhaps I’m old school, but in order to qualify as a blade server, there must be 1) shared infrastructure 2) shared power/cooling,