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What’s inside a Rack Server?

Ever wondered how the insides of a rack server looked like? These are the typical servers that most commercial sites and blogs would run on. The Product Manager of Lenovo showed me the insides of their Think Server lines.

It’s more or less similar to that of a regular desktop but with more leg room for peripherals — 6 drive bays for hot-swappable HDDs, two Intel Xeon processors and 12 memory slots.

One could only wish that much computing power and resources for a desktop PC. Of course, it will come at a very hefty price.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

9 Responses

  1. Avatar for Tim Tim says:

    Whoa! 2 processors! and 24gig of ram!! How that works? I guess i could do 1321412 processes at the same time without having any problem, awesome server!

  2. Avatar for Bong Bong says:

    Saan ba makakabili ng Server Rack dito sa Pinas?

  3. Avatar for Abe Olandres Abe Olandres says:

    @john – we were at a resto in GB3 so this rig ain’t hooked up and running. :D

  4. Avatar for elmer elmer says:

    @john.. yah they’re like blender when running… i have to put mine in the basement.

    @jhay.. ur comparing apple to manga. servers usually are packed with computing power but poor in graphics processing.

  5. Avatar for John Alvero John Alvero says:

    Yuga failed to mention how much noise it generates. Unless you get one of those ultra silent 1U/2U servers, you are up to so many sleepless nights.

    You can also build your own 1U/2U servers with off the shelf components. Get one of those Powerlogic 2U rack mountable case (costs around 6K). What is a rackmount server without a rack? So add a fabricated 42RU rack. (costs around 16K)

  6. Avatar for Andre Andre says:

    Technically you could buy a rack server, theyre expensive mosstly cause of the ram, hd and processor. there are though like standing case server from dell etc. theyre done like that cause of space and cabinets etc. you could have a desktop with that power, but would you need it?

  7. Avatar for nether nether says:

    very amazing!

  8. Avatar for jhay jhay says:

    Not even those Mac desktops could match that horsepower. ;)

  9. Avatar for Manny Manny says:

    2 great processors plus 24gig of ram, awesome if i got one, in my dreams…… ha ha

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