[LINK] Green web servers with netbook components

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Tue May 19 21:57:07 EST 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 
back-up.

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

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Regards
brd

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



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