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    News - Blades and x86 systems lead Q4 server market rebound

    While 2009 was a tough year for the server market, things started to move in a positive direction towards the end.
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    Re: News - Blades and x86 systems lead Q4 server market rebound

    What's the difference betwixt an X86 and a Blade?

    Reason I ask is that I call AMD chips x86 but the web implies that x86 is only Intel stuff.

    I like servers this week.. so I'm intrigued

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    Re: News - Blades and x86 systems lead Q4 server market rebound

    AFAIK blades are just densely packed x86 systems - although I guess there's not really a reason to specify what type of CPU you have in your blades. Intel is usually referenced when people write x86 as they developed the instruction set, but an x86 AMD processor is still just that.
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    Re: News - Blades and x86 systems lead Q4 server market rebound

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    AFAIK blades are just densely packed x86 systems - although I guess there's not really a reason to specify what type of CPU you have in your blades. Intel is usually referenced when people write x86 as they developed the instruction set, but an x86 AMD processor is still just that.
    No reason for blades to be x86 is there.

    A blade is a marketing term for densly packed systems with a single points of failure, the blade 'centre' thingy. Ie the thing they go into.

    Ie they are used for dense packing of systems what can handle some downtime.

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    Re: News - Blades and x86 systems lead Q4 server market rebound

    indeed - blade is just a form factor
    I suspect they include x64 servers in that umbrella , but I wouldn't like to say.
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