Behind the Scenes at the InfoWorld Blade Shoot-Out

Daniel Bowers, at HP, recently posted some behind the scenes info on what HP used for the InfoWorld Blade Shoot-Out that I posted on a few weeks ago (check it out here) which led to HP’s blade design taking 1st place.  According to Daniel, HP’s final config consisted of:

  • a c7000 enclosure
  • 4 ProLiant BL460c G6 server blades (loaded with VMWare ESX) built with 6-core Xeon processors and 8GB LVDIMMs
  • 2 additional BL460c G6’s with StorageWorks SB40c storage blades for shared storage
  • a Virtual Connect Flex-10 module
  • a 4Gb fibre switch

Jump over to Daniel’s HP blog at to read the full article including how HP almost didn’t compete in the Shoot-Out and how they controlled another c7000 enclosure 3,000 miles away (Hawaii to Houston). 

Daniel’s HP blog is located at