Details of "Project California" revealed is reporting that Cisco plans to introduce its "California" blade server at an event in San Francisco on March 16.

The blade server project has been known about for some time, but the Web site, citing an unnamed source, reveals details of the blade:

According to a source familiar with the products, the blades will be based on Intel's Core i7 processors and come with up to 192GB of memory, well above the maximum capacity of 128GB in today's blades... The blades include a PCI-Express connection, allowing them to connect to Cisco's (NASDAQ: CSCO) high-speed Unified Fabric architecture. says that the blades would come in a chassis along with a Cisco Nexus 5000, communicating through that switch with each other and with storage servers. As you would expect, the blade servers will be set up for server virtualization and will support VMware, the site says.

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