eWeek: Dell Pushes Blade Standards for Grid
Wednesday September 10 2003 @ 12:09PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO—Dell Chairman and CEO Michael Dell touted the grid religion during the OracleWorld conference here, talking about how the push would improve performance, reduce costs and ease management.

But the pathway toward grid computing has some hurdles in the way. Customers planning to deploy grid on blade servers need some help from the computing industry in the form of better standards, said Dell.

"We'd love to see standards," Dell said during a question-and-answer session following his keynote. "(The market) is not going to go anywhere unless you have standards."

Dell declined to specify the needed blade-server standards or the companies working to develop them but said during his keynote that the market for blade servers is falling below expectations because of the need for a common blade architecture.

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