Many, many servers these days run as virtual machines — but there was a time when virtualization was still just catching on, and companies needed physical servers to be as dense as possible. So let’s look at a blade server system from around 2010 that packs 32 CPU sockets and weighs 500 pounds!
Image of C7000 chassis will full-height blades: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HP_BladeSystem_c7000_Enclosure.jpg#/media/File:HP_BladeSystem_c7000_Enclosure.jpg
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