[LINK] Green web servers with netbook components

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Tue May 19 21:57:07 AEST 2009

Tom Worthington wrote:
> The conventional thinking on servers has been high density 
> specialization: pack as much processing capacity as possible onto a 
> processing server and disk capacity into a data server and then try 
> to load share it efficiently.
> This approach opens up the server market to companies which
> make PC motherboards. 

My experience of servers in data centres is that reliability and 
availability are very important, hence redundant power supplies, network 
connections, SAN connections and separate networks for management and 

PCs and PC motherboards don't really fit into this infrastructure model.


Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
brd at iimetro.com.au

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