A CDE Definition
A server that contains a large number of CPUs, each of which may be hot swapped in and out on its own printed circuit board. See blade.
One component in a system that is designed to accept some number of components (blades). Blades can be individual servers or clients that plug into a single cabinet or individual port cards that add connectivity to a switch. A blade is typically a hot swappable hardware device, but a software architecture could use the blade terminology as well. See blade server and blade PC.
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