Processor array

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A processor array is like a storage array but contains and manages processing elements instead of storage elements.

The processor array should have the following characteristics:

  • Should support forty or more processing elements (blades) per chassis
  • The chassis should support the use of commodity motherboards
  • The chassis should only backplane power and management capabilities to extend the life of the chassis and reduce chassis change costs
  • Will provide end to end redundant power
  • Each processing element should support two or more redundant virtualized I/O connections

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