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4 Socket Blade Servers Density: Vendor Comparison (2011)

Revised with corrections  3/1/2011 10:29 a.m. (EST)
Almost a year ago, I wrote an article highlighting the 4 socket blade server offerings.  At that time, the offerings were very slim, but over the past 11 months, that blog post has received the most hits, so I figured it’s time to revise the article.  In today’s post, I’ll review the 4 socket Intel and AMD blade servers that are currently on the market.  Yes, I know I’ll have to revise this again in a few weeks, but I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it.  Continue reading

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What Does it Take to Design an HP Blade Server?

BL685c G7What’s the process to design an HP blade server?  Find out on my interview with Gary Thome, Chief Blade Architect for HP.  Thanks to the friends at SDR News, I was able to talk with Gary at the HP Tech Forum last month in Las Vegas.  In the video below, Gary discusses the steps it takes for HP to design the next generation blade and he discusses the latest blade servers announced at the HP Technology Forum. Continue reading

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(UPDATED) FIRST LOOK: HP's New Blade Servers and Converged Switch

(Updated  6/22/2010, 1:00 a.m. Pacific, with updated BL620 image and 2nd Switch pic)

As expected, HP announced today new blade servers to their BladeSystem lineup as well as a new converged switch for their chassis. Everyone expected updates to the BL460 and BL490, the BL2x220c and even the BL680 blade servers, but the BL620 G7 blade server was a surprise (at least to me.)  Before I highlight the announcements, I have to preface this by saying I don’t have a lot of technical information yet.  I attended the press conference at HP Tech Forum 2010 in Las Vegas, but I didn’t get the press kit in advance.  I’ll update this post with links to the Spec Sheets as they become available. Continue reading

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