December 4, 2001

HP launches bold open-standards based 'blade server' initiative

Author: JT Smith

Anonymous Reader writes, " 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."


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