Supercomputing: Raw Power vs. Massive Storage
Imagine what a cluster of 700 to 1,000 blade servers running the latest Intel Xeon CPU's can do now! =)
Actually, it would be a very crappily-performing cluster. Blade servers are designed with two major goals - CHEAP and SMALL. Blade servers are engineered for high availability applications (think webserver farm).
Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean it's the optimal solution. It amazes me when I see vendors selling blade server clusters.
(Disclaimer: I work as an engineer with a company with builds Linux based clusters for universities and labs)