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Posted on 2004-03-22
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DO server have CPU speed, RAM, and hard disk capacities.
As used to thought that server only have huge storage capacity. Can u more explain about server what kind of ( like databse, file etc) (pc/mac)

How email server works is it in same server where file serer runs

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ID: 10648086
All a server is, really, is a glorified PC.  It typically has a larger/faster/multiple processor(s) and more RAM installed.
Good servers are set up with redundant disks (RAID) to limit hard disk failures from crashing the server (one drive dies - you simply replace it).  They may also be designed to devote their resources to network throughput rather than local processes...
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ID: 10648089
For a 'textbook' definition:
>>Server - A computer on a network that is dedicated to a particular purpose and which stores all information and performs the critical functions for that purpose. For example, a Web server would store all files related to a Web site and perform all work necessary for hosting the Web site. Most congressional offices have at least one server that is dedicated as both a network server and a file server. This means that, in its network server role, the computer is responsible for holding the files and managing the processes that enable everyone in the office to access and use the network. In its file server role, it holds the central computer files and the CMS database.<<ref: 
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ID: 10648091
Typically, specific servers run better with different hardware configurations.
A database server would benefit from faster processors and disks than a standard file and print server...
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Author Comment

ID: 10648130
Acatually i am not asking what is SERVER, i like to know bout thier feature as i hv asked on top, like how much they have thier CPU speed, RAM, what kind of server available like PC/MAC, thier capacity etc .
Taking server example will be appriciate.
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Expert Comment

ID: 10648168
Guess I'm still lost here then.
You can ask what a server has for CPU, RAM, Disks, etc - and get 50,000 different combinations.
What do you need here?
Servers also come in many varieties as far as OS/NOS (Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac, Novell Netware, etc, etc, etc....)
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Expert Comment

ID: 10648172
Please tell me this isn't a 'homework' question...???

Author Comment

ID: 10648207
no its not.......

u can talk about anyserver..............i am just curios to know like pc have processor for example 800mhz , RAM as 256 MB, 30gb hardisk
Same as pc i would like to know does this server has?
I know server is also computer
anyway this is not homework question dude. Why i can;t learn bout server here.
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Accepted Solution

sirbounty earned 140 total points
ID: 10648232
Just need to make sure - we're both bound by the membership agreement here.  If I help out with a homework question, I can have my account suspended (or at least get a slap on the wrist <ouch>!) :D

Anyway, as it's not - let's see.  First of all - 'which' server are you referring to?  
I have a server here in front of me that has a 2Ghz dual-processor XEON installed with 2.5GB of memory and 400GB of availalbe storage striped across 3 arrays.

No problem helping you find out about a server here.  
If this doesn't help answer your question - maybe I need some more detail as to what you're looking for..??

Assisted Solution

ghostwarrior1066 earned 100 total points
ID: 10648242
Ok here is a example of the DELL PowerEdge 6600 Tower Server Hope that this gives you some help, if you want more examples I would suggest

Look on the Server section.

 Up to four Intel® Xeon®  processors MP  3.0GHz, 400MHz front side bus, 4MB cache
 Up to 32GB DDR266 ECC SDRAM
Operating Systems  
 Microsoft® Windows®  Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

 Hard Drives:  36GB, 73GB, 146GB (10,000 rpm) Ultra320 SCSI
 18GB, 36GB, 73GB (15,000 rpm) Ultra320 SCSI
 36GB, 146GB fibre channel (10,000 rpm, external only)

Maximum Internal Storage:  1752GB (12 x 146GB) SCSI

Drive Bays  
 Hard drive bays for 8 x 1" hot pluggable Ultra320 (Ultra160) SCSI drives (option for 2 x 4 split backplane)
 Peripheral bay convertible to full-height or half-height internal tape device, or 4 x 1" hot-plug SCSI drives
 Standard 24X IDE CD-ROM or DVD standard
 Standard 3.5" 1.44MB diskette drive
 11 total: 10 Hot-Plug PCI-X slots (64bit/100MHz - supports 3V or Universal PCI Adapters) and 1 Hot-Plug Legacy Slot (32bit/33MHz - supports 5V or Universal PCI Adapters)
Drive Controllers  
 Embedded Ultra3 (Ultra160) SCSI Adaptec®  AIC-7892 (160MB/s) controller for tape drives or internal hard drives (non-RAID)
 2 Integrated BroadcomTM NetXtremeTM  Gigabit NICs to preserve valuable PCI slots. Embedded NICs support PXE and teaming functions like fail over and load balancing.
 Intel Pro/100+ Dual Port NICs
 Intel Pro/1000 XT (copper) and Intel Pro/1000 F (fibre)
 Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
 56K2 V.90 WinModem supported under Windows NT Server only
 Internal modem ActionTec PCI adapter
 External modem Multitech MultiModemZBA
Recommended Deployment  
 Databases, such as MS SQL Server and Oracle 9i
 Messaging (E-mail), such as MS Exchange and Notes
 Data Warehousing/Mining
 Thin client environments, such as Terminal Server Environments (TSE) and Citrix
 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), such as SAP and PeopleSoft

 Form Factor: 7U
 Height: 49.27 cm (19.4 in)
 Width: 44.13 cm (17.38 in)
 Depth: 71.88 cm (28.3 in)
 Weight: 165 lbs

 PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, 1 serial, 2 USB, video ports, and external 68-pin Ultra3 (Ultra160) SCSI VHDC connector

 Three standard 600W hot-plug, redundant power supplies (2+1); optional AC switch for AC redundancy
 Voltage: 100 - 240 VAC

 Hot-plug redundant cooling fans

  Input Devices  
 Windows keyboard

 Integrated ATI-Rage IIc controller, 8MB SDRAM

 Embedded Server Management (ESM) III
 Dell Remote Assistant Card (DRAC) 3
 Pre Executable Environment (PXE) support for embedded NICs
 Fault monitoring of voltage, fan, and thermal conditions to help ensure notification in case of potential problems
 Management of drive array under optional PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller
 Tracks memory errors that have been corrected by the ECC memory
 Automatic Server Recovery will reboot and restart the server if the OS hangs without user intervention.
 Email or paging through Dell OpenManageTM  keeps administrators informed of potential server problems before they become critical.
 Asset management features enable customers to inventory server configuration, CPU, memory and disk information, helping keep track of systems and keep them up-to-date.
 Dell OpenManage Server Setup CD included with every server to get your PowerEdge up, running, and contributing to your infrastructure quickly.

 Operating Temperature: 10º C to 35º C (50º F to 95º F)
 Operating Relative Humidity: 8% to 80% non-condensing
 Operating Maximum Vibration: 0.25G at 3Hz to 200Hz for 15 minutes
 Operating Maximum Shock: 6 shock pulses of 50G for up to 2ms
 Operating Altitude: -16m to 3,048m (-50 ft to 10,000 ft)
 Storage Temperature: -40º C to 65º C (-40º F to 149º F)
 Storage Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
 Storage Maximum Vibration: 0.5G at 3Hz to 200Hz for 15 minutes
 Storage Maximum Shock: 6 shock pulses of 92G for up to 2ms
 Storage Altitude: -16m to 10,600m (-50 ft to 35,000 ft)

 FCC (U.S. only) Class A
 DOC (Canada) Class A
 CE EN 55022, IEC 801-2, EN50082-1, ICE 801-3, ICE801-4
 VCCI Class II
 UL 1950
 CSA 950
 EN 60950
 IEC 60950


Author Comment

ID: 10648366
may be your server is for personal use, if i am going launch server for any organization what kind of server will be suitable and minimum capacity.
for example in hotel.
I really interested buying server for my own use how difficult it is to configure, and how much does it cost if i want to have my own server. for file, web etc.

Author Comment

ID: 10648409
That i was the answer i was looking for ghost thanx to both u guys!
Anyway i am closing this question here, about personal server question i hv asked in new question please check it!


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