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SearchEnterpriseLinux: IBM Pushes New Design to Reduce Heat in Linux Blade Servers

Sep 27, 2004, 10:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kate Evans-Correia)

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"IBM is taking a more holistic approach to cooling its blade servers, letting users pack more powerful servers into less space while avoiding overheating in the data center.

"At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco last month, IBM delivered a crop of new blade servers using Intel's new 64-bit chip. A 64-bit system uses larger amounts of memory and power, which create a new level of thermal and maintenance requirements. This means they get really hot--more than industry-standard blade servers, which are notorious for their cooling challenges..."

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