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Hardware question: server vs. high-end desktop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by RedHelix, Feb 6, 2007.

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  1. RedHelix

    RedHelix Thread Starter

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    Howdy Gents,
    I'm curious: Besides being able to go with a rackmount chassis, at the hardware-level, what is the big difference between a server and a really, really powerful desktop?
     
  2. telegramsam

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    Nothing, really. Servers have more options for power, multiple CPU's, etc...

    Our office uses a high end desktop for a server. Dell & HP sell Celeron and Sempron "servers" with no operating system, etc...

    If you're looking at using a desktop as a server, just get the right software, a screaming processor, jam it full of RAM, and if you're doing web hosting, get a dual NIC unless your router supports the outside connection protocols.
     
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