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Transmeta at Rockefeller Center - PCExpo 2002
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The weather was hot and humid (like the back of a Pentium 4 laptop!). (Archived from PCSTATS' retired tech site, TransmetaZone)
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External Mfg. Website: PCexpo Jul 16 2002   Max Page  
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RLX Technologies Razor 324

RLX Technologies

The event was certainly geared towards the flashier Cruse-based devices like notebooks and tablet PC's, but at least one blade server was on display. Literally measuring about the same size as a newspaper, the RLX Technologies Razor 324 bladeserver is quite a sight to behold.

When mounted in a proprietory 3U 19" server chassis, up to 24 blade servers can be run independently, resulting in incredibly dense servers and large power savings.

RLX have since launched the serverblade 800i, powered by a low voltage Intel Pentium III processor but the Crusoe based server blade shown here is what we are interest in. A similar bladeserver, along with 239 other units were recently used in a Beowolf cluster dubbed Green Destiny by researchers at researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory. While the low power requirements, and low thermals of the Crusoe processor make it an excellent processor for improving the economics of large scale IDC's there are factors also preventing the growth. According to an article on IDG, blade servers only accounted for 11.5million in revenue in the first quarter of 2002.

Other limiting factors surround the Crusoe processor more directly - the serverblades work as webservers, but don't have the muscle required to tackle more intensive tasks like databases or true SMP. Looking back in history, the picture is murky at best, with two companies originally announcing competing Crusoe-based blade servers in 2001. The second company, FiberCycle Networks, has since filled for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy leaving everyone to wonder if Crusoe based servers will flurish in the future, or end up a white elephant.

The Bladeserver 667 shown here features a TM5600 Crusoe processor, two 20GB ATA66 harddrives, 128MB of onboard DDR, three embedded 10/100 NICS, and retails for about $1200USD. The Bladeserver 667 has been benchmarked at ~1360 webpages per second.

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Contents of Article: PCexpo
 Pg 1.  Transmeta at Rockefeller Center - PCExpo 2002
 Pg 2.  The star of the show, OQO!
 Pg 3.  TMTA Reference Motherboard
 Pg 4.  Avenue Music PC
 Pg 5.  Gericom A2 Notebook
 Pg 6.  Gespac PCISYS-59
 Pg 7.  PaceBlade Pace Book
 Pg 8.  — RLX Technologies Razor 324
 Pg 9.  Antelope Technologies MCC
 Pg 10.  Sony VAIO PCG-U1
 Pg 11.  CharmedTech TM5800 Wearable Computer
 Pg 12.  FIC Crystal tablet PC
 Pg 13.  NEC Netbrain Office Server
 Pg 14.  Other Notebooks & Tablet PC's

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