Thin Servers? “Welcome to the dawning of the age of the $200 personal computer.” This made me think – could we put together a number of these machines as a server cluster? A bit like a cheap grid, perhaps. Make one of the servers a storage system, with RAID disks. This could then give small enterprises a reliable and scalable server architecture – just what is needed for server-centric computing. This is probably what is the rationale behind blade servers. I don’t know of the software complexity involved in this.

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.