Server start-up RLX Technologies will unveil its ultradense Razor server May 8. The servers, which depend upon Crusoe processors from Transmeta, consume less power and take up far less space than traditional servers, according to company executives. These two factors could cut costs substantially at Web hosting companies.
A number of companies, including IBM, Compaq Computer, Hewlett-Packard, and a host of start-ups, are in the process of coming out with their own dense servers. Many of the design concepts behind these new servers derive from the telecommunications industry. A substantial number of RLX's key employees came from Compaq and Nortel.