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Dell is pushing the lower limits of blade servers up against microservers. As El Reg has already told you in detail, Dell this week is previewing its PowerEdge 12G family of servers. The company divulged six different machines – one blade, one tower, three racks, and a cloudy box – but as it turns out, there is at least one more …

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Quarter High...

Sheesh.

2.5U would have been easier. What is the standard El Reg unit of server height?

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Re: Quarter High...

Pixies?

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Re: Quarter High...

I think the article made it clear, the server is a quarter as tall as a full height blade that fits into an M1000e chassis. I thought that the M610s we have in our chassis were pretty small, this is just silly!

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HP have had same density for years

The HP blade system can also fit 32 hosts in a 10U chassis. Difference being that HPs layout has 16 half height blades each one containing two, two socket servers. Still if you're aiming for this kind of density I doubt you're buying your servers in 1s.

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Re: HP have had same density for years

Which model? I can't find it on the website.

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Re: Re: HP have had same density for years

HP ProLiant BL2x220c G7

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF25a/3709945-3709945-3328410-241641-3722790-4268596.html?dnr=1

Presumably there will be a Gen8 version

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Meh

Don't people usually get excited?

Don't people usually get excited over this sort of thing? Forrest looks like an expressionless zombie. Its as if he found that thing, picked it up and said, "Oh, and we have this. I'm not sure where it came from, but you might want it."

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