Server motherboard Forms Factors

Looking for more computing power to improve virtualization performance? Turn to 2U and 4U servers for increased memory support and expansion capabilities. But IT pros looking to purchase one of these larger form factors should consider whether it would really be able to meet their needs. Continue Reading

Blade servers: Big on computing power, small in size

Blade servers add computing power for demanding workloads without the bulk and cost of larger server form factors. Blade servers offer distinct advantages for some applications, including Web hosting and virtualization. But the very properties that make blades attractive to IT pros also generate their own set of challenges.

Understanding the features and capabilities of blade servers is the first step in determining whether to integrate them into a data center. This overview will help IT professionals decide if blade servers will benefit their business. Continue Reading

Blade servers pack more computing power into a smaller area, but that also means one of the biggest challenges is keeping them cool. How much air movement do you need to properly cool a blade server? Continue Reading

The compact size, computing resource consolidation and low costs of blade server technology benefit businesses, but it might not be right for your data center. Find out the pros and cons of implementing blade servers and figure out where customers can put blades to good use. Continue Reading

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Small microservers are a large chunk of the market

The microserver market is expanding - thanks to scalability, simplicity and more. See how these small servers are shaking up the data center.

Should you go with low-power cores like Cavium, or a high-performance computing approach like Applied Micro? With companies vying for the top chip spot, the microserver market is expanding faster than ever before. Continue Reading

Important server lingo

With all of the available server options, you need to speak the language to get the right systems. Here is a list of important definitions that will give you further insight into your purchasing decisions.

STARTECH.COM StarTech.com 1 Port PCI Express Low Profile Parallel Adapter Card PEX1PLP
CE (STARTECH.COM)
  • Native single chip makes installation a simple plug-and-play experience
  • Includes the necessary mounting brackets to support both standard and small form factor computers
  • Supports all parallel modes (SPP/EPP/ECP) for compatibility with your devices
  • SPP/EPP/ECP Parallel port fully supports existing Centronics interface
  • Packaged with low profile/half-height bracket attached, includes full profile bracket
  • Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification 1.1a
  • Compliant with PCI Power Management 1.2
Adamanta 96GB (12x8GB) Server Memory Upgrade for Cisco UCS C240 M4 High-Density Rack Server (Small Form Factor Hard Disk Drive Model) DDR4 2133 PC4-17000 ECC Registered 1Rx4 CL15 1.2v RAM
Book (Adamanta Inc.)
Intel S2600WT Intel Chipset Socket R3 (LGA2011-3) Server Motherboard - 1 Pack - Proprietary Form Factor - 2 x Processor Support - 3 TB DDR4 SDRAM Maximum RAM RAID Supported Controller - On-board Video Chipset S2600WTT
Personal Computer (Intel)
Dell Precision T3500 Workstation - Intel Quad Xeon 2.4GHz, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 120GB Solid State Drive + NEW 2TB HDD, Dual Video Out, Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit (Prepared by Re-Circuit) Desktop
Personal Computer (Dell Computers)
  • When you buy Professionally Refurbished PCs from ReCircuit® you receive a machine that is Like New at a fraction of the price! Our Factory Certified Refurbished...
  • *NEW* 2TB Hard Drive with 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty!
  • Model: Dell Precision T3500 Workstation - Quad Xeon 2.4GHz - 8GB RAM - 2TB HDD - 128GB SSD - Graphics: Dual Video Out - Network: Integrated Broadcom® 5761 - Chipset:...
  • Software: Comes Pre-Installed with Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit Operating System
  • What s in The Box? Refurbished Dell Precision T3500 Workstation with Power Cable, New ReCircuit® USB Keyboard, Mouse & Mousepad!
Silverstone SilverStone Technology AR09-115XP 2U Rackmount Server/Small Form Factor Intel CPU Cooler with Push Pin Design
Personal Computer (Silverstone)
  • Three Ø6mm heat-pipes and aluminum fins for excellent heat conducting efficiency
  • Heat-pipe direct contact (HDC) technology
  • 60mm dual ball bearing PWM fan
  • Push-Pin design for convenient installation
  • Intel LGA1150/1151/1155/1156 compatible

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