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Note: Many topics at this site are reduced versions of the text in "The Encyclopedia of Networking and Telecommunications." Search results will not be as extensive as a search of the book's CD-ROM.

A server is either a hardware-based processing device or a software-based process that provides services to network users. This topic describes the former: servers, processors, server components, racks, and related components.

This topic continues in "The Encyclopedia of Networking and Telecommunications" with a discussion of the following:

  • Servers, server farms, and clusters of servers
  • Multiprocessing and parallel processing
  • Server evaluation criteria and buying decision points
  • Server architectures
  • PCI and PCI-X
  • CompactPCI
  • InfiniBand
  • Boxes and racks
  • SSI initiative (Server System Infrastructure)

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