EMC to Make Its Own Servers

EMC is making servers to go in arrays so they can cuddle up to apps inside VMware virtual machines and reduce latency, an idea EMC’s had kicking around in varying degrees of discretion since last year.
The Register saw two of them at EMC World in Vegas this week.
It said one looked like a blade server with two in a 4U.
The other looked like a 1U microserver and said it was given to understand the thing included a quad-core x85 chip, 1GB of RAM and a PCI SLIC I/O card. It imagines it “being mounted vertically to provide a very dense compute rack footprint.” Apparently CMO Jeremy Burton talked about “two rows of eight servers inside the array, 16 servers in total.”

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