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BladeSystem

BladeSystem is a brand name used by Hewlett Packard for blade server machines, that was introduced in October 2004. [1] [2] [3]

Blades are a modern form of server technology that have a more efficient design than conventional servers, which cuts down on the excess components that are usually found in regular servers and makes room for the implementation of components that will help with the specified needs. This helps create more efficient use of physical space and energy.

Blades are packaged ultra-high density components that can be used toward a variety of services. The common uses include servers, storage of data, and communication interfaces. Blades are racked inside blade enclosures, which supply them with power, cooling and networking.[4] BladeSystems have seen a high demand due to their high specialization, and because they have greatly increased the speed of programs and the capacity of data storage in a much smaller space compared to conventional server setups.

Characteristics

Before the introduction of blade servers and specifically the BladeSystem, servers often took up a lot of space. The BladeSystem has a higher density of blades than other blade server systems, and the blade servers that they incorporate are often more powerful than those found in competing systems.

A BladeSystem can hold up to 128 servers in each rack.[5]

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