The Blizzard Charity Auction Has Begunsun / 2011-11-02
Occasionally, blizzard does something charitable to improve its reputation. What does blizzard do this time? They are going to hold a charity auction benefitting ST.Jude Children’s Research Hospital with the aim of ‘finding cures, saving children.’ The good u do today, people will often remember tomorrow. In this auction, blizzard sell server blades to players. The time has come for you to own a piece of blizzard entertainment history, as the first batch of retired server blades are now available for auction. Net proceeds will be donated to St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Server blades to be auctioned: Agamaggan, Aggramar, Al'Akir, Alexstrasza, Alleria, Antonidas, Arathor, Archimonde, Argent Dawn, Aszune, Azjol-Nerub, Baelgun, Blackhand, Bladefist, Bloodhoof, Bloodscalp, Burning Blade, Burning Legion, Cho'gall, Crushridge, Daggerspine, Dalaran, Deathwing, Destromath, Die Silberne Hand, Doomhammer, Draenor, Dragonblight, Dragonmaw, Dunemaul, Earthen Ring, Elune, Emerald Dream, Eredar, Frostmourne, Genjuros, Gorgonnash, Gul'dan, Hyjal, Illidan, Kael'Thas, Kirin Tor, Madmortem, Malfurion, Ner'zhul, Nozdormu, Perenolde, Runetotem, Sargeras, Shadowsong, Shattered Hand, Silvermoon, Sinstralis, Skullcrusher, Spinebreaker, Stormrage, Stormreaver, Stormscale, Sunstrider, Terenas, Theradras, Thunderhorn, Turalyon, Twilight's Hammer, Zenedar, Zuluhed.
About the auction: the sever blades can be bought through Ebay. All of the players’ cost will be donated to St.Jude hospital and blizzard will not charge for factorage, for handling charges such as packaging and EMS, are not expensive at all. Blizzard will pay for the fees. This auction lasts about four weeks. Each week a group of server blades are auctioned. Players can campaign more than one server at a time. It is players who should pay for the freight. When players win the campaign, goods will be sent in 3-4 weeks. Parts of serves will be put in a special box. If there is any breakage, players can call customer service of ebay.
Server blade: A blade is literally a self-contained server, which collectively fits into an enclosure with other blades. The enclosure provides the power, cooling, connectivity, and management to each blade. The blade servers themselves contain only the core processing elements, making them hot-swappable. HP refers to the entire package as a BladeSystem. By consolidating and housing multiple servers in a single enclosure, energy costs are significantly reduced, cabling is drastically reduced and managing servers is simplified.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded in 1962, is a leading pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children's catastrophic diseases. It is located in Memphis, Tennessee. It is a nonprofit medical corporation chartered as a tax-exempt organization under IRSregulations.
In 1996, Peter C. Doherty, Ph.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, was co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work related to how the immune system kills virus-infected cells.