8 socket servers

Article: Inside Barcelona: AMD's Next Generation
By: Doug Siebert (foo.delete@this.bar.bar), May 23, 2007 8:56 pm
Room: Moderated Discussions
Jose (no@teh.win) on 5/23/07 wrote:
>The trouble with "commodity" 8 socket servers is simply the sheer real estate involved.
>You can't fit eight sockets on a conventional motherboard, so you're looking at
>daughter cards... and already you've walked away from "commodity." Now, there are
>ways it *could* go (HTX slots so standardized single- or dual-socket daughter cards
>become a commodity of sorts) but the industry likes to go its own way until the
>vendors finally realize (again) the benefits of standardization. And the 8 socket
>market will be small (but lucrative) enough that that may never happen.

I've always wondered....are there technical reasons why a double sided motherboard with sockets on both sides can't be done? That would seem a nice way to do a 3U 8 socket server that fits in a standard rack.
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