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GPUs and Blade Servers – A Good Idea?

UPDATED 9.23.2016 When looking at the blade server market, the options for GPUs are very limited – in fact only a couple of vendors offer them (more on this later.)  So you have to question, is it a good idea to put a GPU in a blade server?  Let’s review and find out.

Blade Server Comparison – June 2015

Below is the chart for the newest 4 socket blade servers based on the Intel Xeon E5-4600 v3.

Blade Server Comparison – May 2015

Many of the blade vendors made announcements recently featuring the Intel Xeon E7 v3 CPU, so below is an updated chart of current blade servers.  Once Intel announces the Xeon E5-4600 v3 I’ll include those as well.

Blade Server Comparisons – March 2015

It’s always good to have a single source of comparisons for the Tier 1 blade servers, so here is the updated list.  I realize that I should have posted this in December, but I guess it’s better late than never. 

Blade Server Comparisons – Feb 2014

  This update includes blade servers with the Intel Xeon E5-2400 v2 CPU.  I’ll add the E7 v2 once they begin shipping (and I have some data).       Link: BladesMadeSimple_BladeServer_Comparison_updated2.26.14   Kevin Houston is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of  He has over 17 years of experience in the x86 server marketplace.  Since

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

New BL465c G7 and BL685c G7 (New Features)

Along with the Intel blade server announcements, Tuesday HP also announced two new AMD based blades, the BL465c G7 and BL685G7.  Although originally viewed as a refresh of their existing AMD blade servers, while at the HP Tech Forum in Las Vegas, I found there were a few interesting facts.  Let’s take a look.

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