Intel has developed a white-box blade server based on standardised components, instead of the specialised parts usually used to produce such systems.
Called Clear Bay, the server is based on the Server System Infrastructure Forum's Modular Server Specification, announced in July.
The Modular Server Specification lays out standards for blade servers and, where possible, aims to use off-the-shelf components for connectors, power supplies and heat sinks. The aim is to bring down the cost of blade servers and make them available to a wider range of users, including small businesses.
Officially known as Intel Modular Server Products,Clear Bay is intended to be assembled and sold by local manufacturers, rather than top server vendors such as IBM or Hewlett-Packard.