Sunday, December 03, 2006

1000 IBM Bladecenter Servers

I haven't had a lot of experience with using blades yet, but their power and cooling requirements have sure kept the news headlines full. This story outlines a deal where OSGI selects 365 Main to deploy more than 1000 IBM Blade Center servers in San Francisco. It should be interesting to see how those work out and what power and environmental solutions were used to support this infrastructure.

1 comment:

TomO said...

my guess is they are paying for a bunch of space they aren't using, they agreed to a set power draw or a combination of both. the 365main sf location is about 125 watts a foot so they probably are paying very high rates per rack or purchasing 3 or 4 X what they need in terms of space(only for the ability to install more power)