released a new server, codenamed Fortuna, which in itself
wouldn't be big news if it weren't for its VIA Nano powerplant.
Based around a 15W CPU which is better suited to netbooks and nettops,
the new XS11-VX8 server boasts power consumption of just 20-29W.
Although it might seem a bit underpowered compared to most servers,
it's also quite a bit greener, and cheaper, too. The Nano is a 64-bit
CPU, and it even offers some virtualization support.
Another advantage is the tiny form factor. The new server is just
slightly larger than a 3.5-inch drive, and Dell says you can pack up to
six Fortunas per rack unit, or 252 of them in a a 42U rack. Best of all,
even getting a bunch of them won't cost you too much, as Dell is
offering them for as low as $400.