World of Warcraft Servers

A little late in passing this on, but a curious piece of trivia: Blizzard were auctioning off the server blades for older realms in World of Warcraft. Hot Hardware has a good article about one of the server blades. Its intriguing to learn the specification of the server that ran a whole realm in the game (its not clear how many blades were needed to run a realm or if its just one blade per realm, the article is vague on this):

  • Hewlett-Packard p-Class server blade
  • 6GB ram
  • 64GB SCSI RAID controller
  • Unknown disk space (drives were removed)