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Blades as a General-Purpose Infrastructure for Future System Architectures: Challenges and Solutions
Leigh, Kevin; Ranganathan, Parthasarathy
Keyword(s): blades; c-Class; power
Abstract: Bladed servers are increasingly being adopted in enterprise data centers by virtue of the improved benefits they offer in form factor density, modularity, and more robust management for control and maintenance with respect to rack-optimized servers. In the future, such servers are likely to form the key foundational blocks for a variety of system architectures in future data centers. However, designing a commodity blade system environment that can serve as a general-purpose infrastructure platform for a wide variety of future system architectures poses several challenges. This paper discusses these challenges and presents some specific solutions in the context of the HP BladeSystemTM c-Class products.
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