Intel has developed a white-box blade server based on standardized components, instead of specialized parts usually used to produce such systems.
Called Clear Bay, the server is based on the Server System Infrastructure Forum’s Modular Server Specification announced last July.
The Modular Server Specification lays out standards for blade servers and, where possible, aims to use off-the-shelf components for connectors, power supplies and heat sinks. The aim is to bring down the cost of blade servers — which are denser and generally easier to manage than rack-mount systems — and make them available to a wider range of users, including small businesses.
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