December 4, 2001
HP launches bold open-standards based 'blade server' initiative
Author: JT Smith
Anonymous Reader writes, "LinuxDevices.com editor Rick Lehrbaum comments on HP's new blade server product line, which is based on CompactPCI cards running Linux. '... to be successful with the new CompactPCI-based blade server architecture, HP is going to have to overcome some tough challenges. One problem is that CompactPCI is notoriously expensive, generally being reserved for high-end applications where ruggedness and reliability are more critical than cost ...' The story, which includes some pictures of the blade server boards and chassis, is here."