back to article HP cranks up bandwidth on BladeSystem sheaths, adds pretty platinum stripe

When Hewlett-Packard launched the BladeSystem blade enclosures nearly seven years ago alongside its "blade everything" strategy, no one but Google was doing custom, high-density machines and it looked like blade servers would be the corporate platform of choice. And so HP built the c7000 chassis, and its smaller "Shorty" c3000 …

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Meh

While they were fixing the mid-plane, it would have been awesome to maybe make the damned display so it could tilt upward - for those of us that have installed the enclosures at the bottom of the rack.

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what do you use the display for?

Don't think I've ever used the display other than setting the initial IP address when the enclosure was first installed.

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250ns

That's pretty amazing, for network latency.

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Good stuff

If blades float your boat, the c Series is about as good as it gets. And as you´ll usually get a good deal on the maintenance it is worth considering the c instead of rack servers even if space is not a premium at your site.

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Still one power connector?

Did HP manage to update the blade's power connections while they were at it - from one to two - or is it still a single point of failure?

"seven years ago...no one but Google was doing custom, high-density machines". Except of course, IBM, which launched its BladeCenter product way back in 2002.

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Re: Still one power connector?

It's not a single point of failure as there are no active components to fail on the HP Blade power supply path.

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FAIL

I can't STAND the new disks, impossible to get an idea of what's actually happening, for the sake of a spinny gimmick!

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