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The real cool thing about this initiative is that the organisation managed to convince Intel and AMD to standarize certain aspects of the hardware. Yes, they collaborated. The AMD and Intel motherboard will have the same form factor, mounting holes, management interface and so on. The ODM/OEM has to design only one server: the AMD board can be swapped out for the Intel one and vice versa. The Mini-Mezzanine Slot and the way the power supply is connected, it is all standarized.
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post #2 of 14
Seems like a great idea. Might make it easier for those 2p and 4p folding guys, and anything for folding is good.
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It looks like it can fly...

Also looks like everything will be easier to cool airflow wise. Awesome design.
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There was no standard in the server world? Makes me appreciate ATX a bit more.
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There was no standard in the server world? Makes me appreciate ATX a bit more.

Yes/no.

There is E-ATX, SWTX, EEATX, SSI CEB, SSI EEB, and a few others....

However, many servers are custom designed so the companies don't use a standard form factor to fit into their setup.

Examples:




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24 DIMM slots! I like it! Now wonder if its actually something thats affordable on my budget wink.gif
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post #7 of 14
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Yes/no.

That last one looks to be more efficient than others, or at least more ubiquitous. I know Asus and others have a bunch in that form factor.

The new design looks decent and has room for peripherals and power supplies. The collaboration is really what impresses me thumb.gif
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post #8 of 14
Absolutely lovely.

Now if only they could make a chip (even if it's not high power, or for any specific application) that can run on the same socket... That would be a great step!
   
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post #9 of 14
they collabed? i wish they made an i5/i7 with AMD's IGPU's. That'd be sweet.

Its about time someone did this with servers, and it can only be a good thing. thumb.gif
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Yes/no.

There is E-ATX, SWTX, EEATX, SSI CEB, SSI EEB, and a few others....

However, many servers are custom designed so the companies don't use a standard form factor to fit into their setup.

Examples:





so this is some kind of standardization?
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