A piece of Blizzard Entertainment history is now available at auction for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. After a recent upgrade of the World of Warcraft server hardware, Blizzard has decided to auction off the retired HP p-Class server blades.
What is a “server blade”?
A blade is literally a self-contained server, which collectively fits into an enclosure with other blades. The enclosure provides the power, cooling, connectivity, and management to each blade. The blade servers themselves contain only the core processing elements, making them hot-swappable. HP refers to the entire package as a BladeSystem. By consolidating and housing multiple servers in a single enclosure, energy costs are significantly reduced, cabling is drastically reduced and managing servers is simplified.
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