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Dell Ready with VIA Nano-based Server

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    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.

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    Source: eWeek
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    imagine putting this in your own pc:D
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    so the nano is real?
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    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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    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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    I'm sure they will:)
    come on! they've been around since ages ago!
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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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    i thought servers should be fast and handle loads of tasks.
    i dont think its that cheap!
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    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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    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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