Two servers per blade enable 1000 cores without special cooling, for Web 2.0 apps and Hollywood special effects..
Most Web 2.0 services are built on cheap, off-the shelf servers. IBM and HP think standardized servers, water cooling and petabytes of disk are a better answer.
Now that we know about server hardware, it's time to discuss server environments, categories, features and service.
Sam Holland believes supercomputers belong in the office. Here he discusses the current barriers to getting them there. PC builders and modders will find most of these barriers familiar.
Where are the differences between consumer hardware and professional server products? Tom's Hardware evaluates professional components and their characteristics.