Sun makes its Sun Fire Blade Server with a smaller footprint to combat a decrease in space availability and is a balance of technical sophistication and sculptural elegance. Each blade's front surface is 1" x 4.5"; one side panel is made of metal and the other, plastic. The plastic side is used as a carrier in the manufacturing process. User installs desired blades by simply sliding blade into slot. Each blade has a motherboard, disk and RAM. Increase ease of service, higher level of uptime, simplified installation, increase compute density of a rack and allows organizations to accommodate growth with a flexible configuration of a data center.
Contact: Philip Yurkonis,
Sun Microsystems, Inc.,
Credit: Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Therefore Product Design Consultants, UK