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    News - New HP blade server to use Opteron CPUs

    He first blade server designed specifically with virtualisation in mind will use AMD processors.
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    Re: News - New HP blade server to use Opteron CPUs

    Interested to know how much memory it can take.

    The problem we have with Blades is that we have plenty of space , but quite low power density. If we went with a fully populated chassis , we'd have an empty rack each side of it.
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    Re: News - New HP blade server to use Opteron CPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by Moby-Dick View Post
    Interested to know how much memory it can take.

    The problem we have with Blades is that we have plenty of space , but quite low power density. If we went with a fully populated chassis , we'd have an empty rack each side of it.
    isn't air cooling fun!

    how many KW can you get out of a rack at your gaff then?

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    Re: News - New HP blade server to use Opteron CPUs

    Its the measured SLA on Power Density - while we probably can exceed it , it would be wise not to - something like 3kW per square meter ( and its a 3000 sq ft suite ) For Vmware - ESX does use pretty well though as we can put a LOT of guests into a cluster of just a few 580's

    I'd still like to know the Maximum memory ( without resorting to 8Gb DIMM's ) those blades can fit.
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    Re: News - New HP blade server to use Opteron CPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by Moby-Dick View Post
    Its the measured SLA on Power Density - while we probably can exceed it , it would be wise not to - something like 3kW per square meter ( and its a 3000 sq ft suite ) For Vmware - ESX does use pretty well though as we can put a LOT of guests into a cluster of just a few 580's

    I'd still like to know the Maximum memory ( without resorting to 8Gb DIMM's ) those blades can fit.
    3kw per square metre is... assuming a 600x1000 rack... 1.8KW per rack? srsly? i thought life sucked for us at 12!

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    Re: News - New HP blade server to use Opteron CPUs

    try your maths again thats an average SLA based on the fact we have a 3000 sq foot suite ( about 280 Square metres )

    with 10 rows of cabinets and 7 active cabinets per row ( excluding edge cabs which just have a switch in them ) that leaves about 4 square metres of floor space per cabinet - with a 3Kw/sqm SLA we can run 12Kw through each cabinet and still be in SLA for the suite.
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    Re: News - New HP blade server to use Opteron CPUs

    WHAT? /\

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