The Sun Blade 6048 can power, cool and hold up to 48 server blades - the same blades as the Sun Blade 6000 modular system. That includes server blades with AMD, Intel and Sun UltraSPARC CMT CPUs.
Each server blade can have two dedicated PCIe ExpressModules and access to two NEMs for aggregate I/O. The NEM modules provide I/O to all of the server modules in a shelf. (1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, SAS, InifinBand)
The redundant power and cooling is host-swap and externally accessible. There are 4 shelves which are powered independently.
There is one Chassis Monitoring Module (CMM) per shelf. The CMM provides remote connection to the service processor of each server module and helps provides lights-out manageability of the whole chassis.