My new Dell C6100 has arrived.
This is a 4 blade
blade-server type setup. It's got 4 blades, which operate as completely
independent computers with some shared hardware, like the harddrive
back-plain, shared power supplies, and cooling infrastructure.
Each blade has 6 2.5 inch harddrive bays, for a total of 24.
Each blade has 2 Intel Xeon processors. Each processor has 6 full cores, supporting 12 simultaneous hyper-threads, for a total of 24 cores per blade.
Each blade supports a maximum of 96 gigs of ram, with this particular server populated with 48 GB of ram per blade via 6x 8GB chips.
Each blade supports 1 small form-factor PCI expansion card. Not sure what I'll be adding.
First view of the inside.