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- Rackmountable high density server (n servers/1U)
- Comprised of a custom chassis and multiple processing modules
- Intended for a single application (eg. web server, file server)
- Low power consumption
- Less cabling between blade server modules
- Hotswappable
- Limited expandability
- Easy to manage and service
- "Disposable server" - when it fails, it can just be thrown out

Links:
Whatis.com
More Server Options Mean More Efficiency
Building the Ultimate Blade Server
We need blade standards, but not yet
On the Cutting Edge: What Exactly Is A Blade Server?

Vendors:
RLX
HP
Sun
IBM
Dell

Posted: 2003-08-11 18:53:41


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