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A blade server is a stripped-down server computer with a modular design optimized to minimize the use of physical space and energy. [1]

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Altix is a line of server computers and supercomputers produced by Silicon Graphics (and successor company Silicon Graphics International), based on Intel processors.

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Application Interface Specification

The Application Interface Specification (AIS) is a collection of open specifications that define the application programming interfaces (APIs) for high-availability application computer software.

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Arm Holdings

Arm Holdings (Arm) is a multinational semiconductor and software design company, owned by SoftBank Group and its Vision Fund.

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Ashlee Vance

Ashlee Vance (born 1977) is an American business columnist and author.

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A backplane (or "backplane system") is a group of electrical connectors in parallel with each other, so that each pin of each connector is linked to the same relative pin of all the other connectors, forming a computer bus.

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Blade (disambiguation)

A blade is a sharp cutting part, for instance of a weapon or tool.

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BLADE Network Technologies

BLADE Network Technologies, based in Santa Clara, California, was a supplier of Ethernet network switches for blade servers and server and storage data center racks.

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Blade PC

A blade PC is a form of client or personal computer (PC).

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Brocade Communications Systems

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. is an American technology company specializing in data and storage networking products, now a subsidiary of Broadcom Inc. Originally known for its Fibre Channel storage networks, the company expanded include a wide range of products marketed as third platform technologies.

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BTX (form factor)

BTX (for Balanced Technology eXtended) is a form factor for motherboards, originally intended to be the replacement for the aging ATX motherboard form factor in late 2004 and early 2005.

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Carrier Grade Linux

Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) is a set of specifications which detail standards of availability, scalability, manageability, and service response characteristics which must be met in order for Linux kernel-based operating system to be considered "carrier grade" (i.e. ready for use within the telecommunications industry).

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Cavium is a fabless semiconductor company based in San Jose, California, specializing in ARM-based and MIPS-based network, video and security processors and SoCs.

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Cell (microprocessor)

Cell is a multi-core microprocessor microarchitecture that combines a general-purpose Power Architecture core of modest performance with streamlined coprocessing elements which greatly accelerate multimedia and vector processing applications, as well as many other forms of dedicated computation.

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Cell microprocessor implementations

The first commercial Cell microprocessor, the Cell BE, was designed for the Sony PlayStation 3.

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Chassis Management Controller

Chassis Management Controller (also known as a CMC) is an embedded system management hardware and software solution to manage multiple servers, networking, and storage.

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Christopher Hipp

Christopher G. Hipp (August 6, 1961 – July 14, 2009) was an American inventor and serial entrepreneur who received a patent for his invention of the blade server, a compact, stripped-down computer server that includes all of the necessary components to operate as a computer while taking up minimal space on a standard rack mount and minimizing power consumption.

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Cisco Nexus switches

The Cisco Nexus Series switches are modular and fixed port network switches designed for the data center.

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Cisco PIX

Cisco PIX (Private Internet eXchange) was a popular IP firewall and network address translation (NAT) appliance.

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Cisco Unified Computing System

The Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) is a data center server computer product line composed of computing hardware, virtualization support, switching fabric, and management software introduced in 2009 by Cisco Systems.

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Computer case

A computer case, also known as a computer chassis, tower, system unit or cabinet, is the enclosure that contains most of the components of a computer (usually excluding the display, keyboard and mouse).

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Computer cooling

Computer cooling is required to remove the waste heat produced by computer components, to keep components within permissible operating temperature limits.

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Converged network adapter

A converged network adapter (CNA), also called a converged network interface controller (C-NIC), is a computer input/output device that combines the functionality of a host bus adapter (HBA) with a network interface controller (NIC).

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Converged storage

Converged storage is a storage architecture that combines storage and computing resources into a single entity.

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Cray Inc. is an American supercomputer manufacturer headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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Cray CX1

The Cray CX1 is a deskside high-performance workstation designed by Cray Inc., based on the x86-64 processor architecture.

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Cray CX1000

The Cray CX1000 is a family of high-performance computers which is manufactured by Cray Inc., and consists of two individual groups of computer systems.

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Cray X2

The Cray X2 is a vector processing node for the Cray XT5h supercomputer, developed and sold by Cray Inc. and launched in 2007.

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Cray XE6

The Cray XE6 (codenamed Baker during development) is an enhanced version of the Cray XT6 supercomputer, officially announced on 25 May 2010.

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Cray XK6

The Cray XK6 is an enhanced version of the Cray XE6 supercomputer, announced in May 2011.

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Cray XK7

XK7 is a supercomputing platform, produced by Cray, launched on October 29, 2012.

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Cray XT6

The Cray XT6 is an updated version of the Cray XT5 supercomputer, launched on 16 November 2009.

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Deaths in July 2009

The following is a list of deaths in July 2009.

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Dell M1000e

The Dell blade server products are built around their M1000e enclosure that can hold their server blades, an embedded EqualLogic iSCSI storage area network and I/O modules including Ethernet, Fibre Channel and InfiniBand switches.

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Dell PowerConnect

The current portfolio of PowerConnect switches are now being offered as part of the Dell Networking brand: information on this page is an overview of all current and past PowerConnect switches as per August 2013, but any updates on current portfolio will be detailed on the Dell Networking page. PowerConnect was a Dell series of network switches.

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Dell PowerEdge

The Dell PowerEdge (PE) line is Dell's server computer product line.

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Digital Automated Identification SYstem (DAISY)

Digital Automated Identification SYstem (DAISY) is an automated species identification system optimised for the rapid screening of invertebrates (e.g. insects) by non-experts (e.g. parataxonomists).

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A DIMM or dual in-line memory module comprises a series of dynamic random-access memory integrated circuits.

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Eaton BladeUPS

The Eaton BladeUPS is a modular three-phase UPS system consisting of individual 6U 12 kW UPS units which can be paralleled together to create up to a 60 kW N+1 redundant UPS.

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Egenera, Inc. is a multinational cloud manager and data center infrastructure automation company with corporate headquarters in Boxborough, Massachusetts in the United States.

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Energy Logic

Energy Logic is a vendor-neutral approach to achieving energy efficiency in data centers.

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Energy management system

An energy management system (EMS) is a system of computer-aided tools used by operators of electric utility grids to monitor, control, and optimize the performance of the generation and/or transmission system.

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Eric Yao

Eric Yao was a Ghanaian government executive.

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Fabric computing

Fabric computing or unified computing involves constructing a computing fabric consisting of interconnected nodes that look like a "weave" or a "fabric" when viewed/envisaged collectively from a distance.

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Happy Feet

Happy Feet is a 2006 Australian-American computer-animated musical family comedy film directed, produced, and co-written by George Miller.

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HP BladeSystem

HP c7000 Bladesystem enclosure with 16 server blades installed BladeSystem is a line of blade server machines from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (Hewlett-Packard before 2015) that was introduced in October 2004.

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IBM BladeCenter

The IBM BladeCenter was IBM's blade server architecture, until it was replaced by Flex System.

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IBM Roadrunner

Roadrunner was a supercomputer built by IBM for the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, USA.

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IBM zEnterprise System

IBM zEnterprise System is the latest line of IBM mainframes designed to offer both mainframe and distributed server technologies in an integrated system.

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IEC 60320

IEC 60320 Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes is a set of standards from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) specifying non-locking appliance and interconnection couplers for connecting power supply cords to electrical appliances of voltage not exceeding 250 V (a.c.) and rated current not exceeding 16 A.

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Intel Modular Server System

The Intel Modular Server System is a blade system manufactured by Intel using their own motherboards and processors.

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International Business Machines Corp. v. Papermaster

In 2008, Mark Papermaster, IBM's Vice President of the Blade Development Unit, became the subject of a notable trade secret misappropriation and non-compete clause case when he announced a plan to move to Apple as Senior Vice President of Devices Hardware Engineering.

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Itanium is a family of 64-bit Intel microprocessors that implement the Intel Itanium architecture (formerly called IA-64).

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John R. W. Cracken

John R. W. Cracken is an American trial lawyer and private investor based in Dallas, Texas.

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Linux adoption

Linux adoption is the adoption of Linux computer operating systems (OS) by households, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and governments.

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List of computer size categories

This list of computer size categories attempts to list commonly used categories of computer by the physical size of the device and its chassis or case, in descending order of size.

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List of Dell PowerEdge Servers

Dell PowerEdge is a server line by Dell, following the naming convention for other Dell products: the PowerVault (data storage) and the PowerConnect (data transfer & switches).

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List of Intel codenames

Intel has historically named integrated circuit (IC) development projects after geographical names of towns, rivers or mountains near the location of the Intel facility responsible for the IC.

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List of Person of Interest episodes

Person of Interest is an American science fiction crime drama television series created for CBS by Jonathan Nolan, who serves as an executive producer alongside J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Chris Fisher, Greg Plageman, and Denise Thé.

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Loongson is a family of general-purpose MIPS64 CPUs developed at the Institute of Computing Technology (ICT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in China.

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Mark Papermaster

Mark Papermaster is the Chief Technology Officer at Advanced Micro Devices.

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MiTAC Computing Technology Corp.

MiTAC Holdings Corporation, through a stock swap from MiTAC International Corp., was established on 12 September 2013.

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Monsters vs. Aliens

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Panasas, Inc. is a privately held data storage company that specializes in high-performance network-attached storage for technical computing environments.

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Power Architecture Platform Reference

Power Architecture Platform Reference (PAPR) is an initiative from Power.org to make a new open computing platform based on Power Architecture technology.

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The POWER6 is a microprocessor developed by IBM that implemented the Power ISA v.2.03.

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PowerLinux is the combination of a Linux-based operating system (OS) running on Power Architecture technology from IBM.

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PowerPC 970

The PowerPC 970, PowerPC 970FX, PowerPC 970GX, and PowerPC 970MP, are 64-bit Power Architecture processors from IBM introduced in 2002.

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PowerPC applications

Microprocessors belonging to the PowerPC architecture family have been used in numerous applications.

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Processor array

A processor array is like a storage array but contains and manages processing elements instead of storage elements.

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ProLiant is a brand of server computers that was originally developed and marketed by Compaq.

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PureSystems is an IBM product line of factory pre-configured components and servers also being referred to as an "Expert Integrated System".

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QPACE (QCD Parallel Computing on the Cell Broadband Engine) is a massively parallel and scalable supercomputer designed for applications in lattice quantum chromodynamics.

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RecoverPoint is a continuous data protection product offered by EMC Corporation which supports asynchronous and synchronous data replication of block-based storage.

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RLX Technologies

RLX Technologies was a computer company based in The Woodlands, Texas.

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Serial over LAN

Serial Over LAN (SOL) is a mechanism that enables the input and output of the serial port of a managed system to be redirected over IP.

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Server farm

A server farm or server cluster is a collection of computer servers – usually maintained by an organization to supply server functionality far beyond the capability of a single machine.

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Server room

A server room is a room, usually air-conditioned, devoted to the continuous operation of computer servers.

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Single-board computer

A single-board computer (SBC) is a complete computer built on a single circuit board, with microprocessor(s), memory, input/output (I/O) and other features required of a functional computer.

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SPARC T-Series

The SPARC T-Series family of RISC processors and server computers, based on the SPARC V9 architecture, was originally developed by Sun Microsystems, and later by Oracle Corporation after its acquisition of Sun.

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Sun Blade

Sun Blade is a line of blade server computer systems sold by Sun Microsystems from 2006 onwards.

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Sun Blade (workstation)

The Sun Blade series is a computer workstation line based on the UltraSPARC microprocessor family, developed and sold by Sun Microsystems from 2000 to 2006.

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Sun Fire

Sun Fire is a series of server computers introduced in 2001 by Sun Microsystems (since 2010, part of Oracle Corporation).

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Sun Microsystems

Sun Microsystems, Inc. was an American company that sold computers, computer components, software, and information technology services and created the Java programming language, the Solaris operating system, ZFS, the Network File System (NFS), and SPARC.

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Supercomputer architecture

Approaches to supercomputer architecture have taken dramatic turns since the earliest systems were introduced in the 1960s.

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System on module

A system on a module (SOM) is a board-level circuit that integrates a system function in a single module.

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Tatung Company

Tatung Company (Tatung) is a multinational corporation established in 1918 and headquartered in Zhongshan, Taipei, Taiwan.

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Teradici is a privately held software company founded in 2004, with head offices in Metropolitan Vancouver, BC and Santa Clara, CA.

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Tianhe-I, Tianhe-1, or TH-1 (Sky River Number One) is a supercomputer capable of an Rmax (maximum range) of 2.5 petaFLOPS.

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Titan (supercomputer)

Titan or OLCF-3 is a supercomputer built by Cray at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for use in a variety of science projects. Titan is an upgrade of Jaguar, a previous supercomputer at Oak Ridge, that uses graphics processing units (GPUs) in addition to conventional central processing units (CPUs). Titan is the first such hybrid to perform over 10 petaFLOPS. The upgrade began in October 2011, commenced stability testing in October 2012 and it became available to researchers in early 2013. The initial cost of the upgrade was US$60 million, funded primarily by the United States Department of Energy. Titan is due to be eclipsed at Oak Ridge by Summit in 2019, which is being built by IBM and features fewer nodes with much greater GPU capability per node as well as local per-node non-volatile caching of file data from the system's parallel file system. Titan employs AMD Opteron CPUs in conjunction with Nvidia Tesla GPUs to improve energy efficiency while providing an order of magnitude increase in computational power over Jaguar. It uses 18,688 CPUs paired with an equal number of GPUs to perform at a theoretical peak of 27 petaFLOPS; in the LINPACK benchmark used to rank supercomputers' speed, it performed at 17.59 petaFLOPS. This was enough to take first place in the November 2012 list by the TOP500 organization, but Tianhe-2 overtook it on the June 2013 list. Titan is available for any scientific purpose; access depends on the importance of the project and its potential to exploit the hybrid architecture. Any selected programs must also be executable on other supercomputers to avoid sole dependence on Titan. Six vanguard programs were the first selected. They dealt mostly with molecular scale physics or climate models, while 25 others were queued behind them. The inclusion of GPUs compelled authors to alter their programs. The modifications typically increased the degree of parallelism, given that GPUs offer many more simultaneous threads than CPUs. The changes often yield greater performance even on CPU-only machines.

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Transmeta Corporation was an American fabless semiconductor company based in Santa Clara, California.

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Unity ISIS

Avid Unity ISIS is a storage system for video files used by television broadcasters developed by Avid Technology.

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10 Gigabit Ethernet

10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE, 10GbE, or 10 GigE) is a group of computer networking technologies for transmitting Ethernet frames at a rate of 10 gigabits per second.

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19-inch rack

A 19-inch rack is a standardized frame or enclosure for mounting multiple electronic equipment modules.

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