back to article Slicker servers, heaving racks, NVMe invasion: It's been a big week in serverland

The server industry exhibited another spasmodic leap forward with a slew of news around composability, denser rack packing, Intel taking on Nvidia using FPGAs, and the onrushing NVME SSD tide. Servers are simultaneously getting smaller and faster through acceleration cards and NVMe SSDs, and dynamically composable in racks, so …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Kind of slim on internal storage?

    "...and 3.84GB of internal storage from two SATA disk drives or SSDs"

    That's all? 3.84GB?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Kind of slim on internal storage?

      "A single PCIe slot and 2 x 10Base T ports completes the basic component list."

      Don't forget about the blazingly fast network!

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Kind of slim on internal storage?

        "The ability to have more servers nodes in a rack - Fujitsu is talking about a thousand "

        250U racks anyone?

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  3. elip

    Too little too late

    These guys are late to the party, and I don't see this concept working in the long haul.

    "If you have racks of commodity server and are currently re-purposing servers between applications quite often, then having that process automated by products like Supermicro’s RSD could be seen as attractive."

    ^^ This is downright silly for 90% of the world's workloads. What everyone should be pursuing in a quest for effective utilization, is plain-old, boring compute clusters, where app (and other) folks can simply deploy a service, a process, a micro-service, a jvm, an instance of work, etc. Easy to manage (some of us have been doing this for 20 years), easy to maintain, and vastly cheaper than dedicating whole systems to a single app or a bunch of thick-provisioned VMs.

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