Intel Endorses Industry Specification to Simplify Blade Server Design

Subject: General Tech | July 30, 2007 - 02:39 PM |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 30, 2007 - Intel Corporation joined more than 40 server technology providers
today in support of the new Server Systems Infrastructure (SSI)
industry specification for modular server platforms. The Modular Server
Specifications simplify and lower the cost of product development by
providing design guidance that enables server builders to develop
compliant and interoperable building blocks at the blade, chassis and
manageability software level.

The Modular Server Specifications
are designed by the SSI organization
, an industry initiative with more
than 185 members. This announcement includes design specifications for
compute blades, mezzanine cards and system management interfaces. The
latest specifications build on previous successes of SSI, which include
energy-efficient power supplies and optimized server board form factors
for pedestal and rack-mount server platforms. All design specifications
from SSI are made openly available to the broad market.