Monday, May 18th 2009

Dell Ready with VIA Nano-based Server

Prominent server builder Dell is looking to tap the potential of VIA's Nano processor, in building compact server called XS11-VX8, that will be ready for high-density web-server applications. The compact form-factor, coupled with its energy-efficient chipset made the 64-bit Nano the obvious choice.

Dell intends to make this a "hot-plug" server, which is not much larger than a 3.5" hard drive. Twelve of these servers could fit into a 2U chassis, so power cooling, and connectivity could be shared and managed better. Each server will have room for its dedicated hard drive, and will have up to 3 GB of RAM.

This product will be marketed by Dell's Data Center Solutions group, which targets customers who buy these in thousands of units at a time. There are reportedly 30~40 such companies worldwide. The server also uses low power consumption as one of its biggest selling points. According to Dell, it idles at a mere 19W, and consumes no more than 29W at full-load. The XS11-VX8 will be officially introduced in June.

Source: eWeek
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9 Comments on Dell Ready with VIA Nano-based Server

#1
h3llb3nd4
imagine putting this in your own pc:D
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#3
xenos
So what does it have a 2.5/1.8 inch disk in it? Looks like a nice idea for a home nas if there was somewhere to put several other disks and a hardware raid controller.
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#4
iStink
I've been taking notice to VIA's processors ever since I read review's on samsung's NC20 netbook. I hope they do well.
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#5
h3llb3nd4
I'm sure they will:)
come on! they've been around since ages ago!
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#6
newtekie1
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Very nice, these would work wonderfully as Web Servers. Imaging a whole rack of these, each one being its own self contained web-server. Imagine selling a whole server to a customer, that they can do whatever they want with, instead of just selling them a portion of a server they have to share.
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#7
Salsoolo
i thought servers should be fast and handle loads of tasks.
by: newtekie1
Very nice, these would work wonderfully as Web Servers. Imaging a whole rack of these, each one being its own self contained web-server. Imagine selling a whole server to a customer, that they can do whatever they want with, instead of just selling them a portion of a server they have to share.
i dont think its that cheap!
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#8
Thefumigator
Nano for web server seems cool, I actually have a copermine Celeron 1100 as web server and home router. I don't discard using nano as router too.
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newtekie1
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by: Salsoolo
i thought servers should be fast and handle loads of tasks.

i dont think its that cheap!
Servers don't really need to be powerful or handle loads of tasks. With the nano setup, you would have 12 of these taking up the space of a single high powered server.
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