yes, the server certification is a little bit sparse. Especially when it comes to the big server vendors which are usually settled in large enterprises.
My problem is, that the certifications seem to be focused on blade systems and small 2 HU servers. But If I look to such a system I end up with 6-8 PCI slots (usually only 2-4 usable in full length) and If I have to add some 10 GE cards, FC HBAs the GRID card and maybe and APEX accelerator it get’s really dense. Not to forget PCIe SSDs in the future.
Even if you are not responsible for server certifications maybe you can give a hint to your partners that for flexibility some customers demand also certifications of the bigger systems. A DL58x series server comes with 12 PCI slots (4 of them PEG), at least 10 ussable in full length.
What I don’t understand is why you don’t support servers running with AMD Opteron CPUs. I mean: What has the CPU to do with your graphics card. You write a driver which runs on top of the ESXi OS. The CPU should be of no matter for you. Even if you compete to them in some areas: There is no competition between NVIDIA and AMD in the area of x86-64 server CPUs.
And Intel becomes your competitor as well.
I mean: You can mange to get your Geforce cards running on every low-cost mainboard with a over-the-night written BIOS and any CPU you can imagine on several different operating systems. But you can’t get your grid card running on a very limited subset of these?
With best regards