The term 'PC Server' encompasses a wide range of computing hardware features and functionality. So, how can the entire range be subdivided into more manageable groups? This note discusses one way of separating them, and the functional characteristics associated with each group.
users/clients, sometimes more than 1000 Pricing : Starts in the $20K range for basic systems, but a fully configured system, plus associated storage, memory, and options can exceed $1 Million. Typical Uses : Data warehousing, massive DB management, high intensity transaction processing (>40,000 tpmC). Functionality : Reliability is extremely important, more so than pricing. Computing performance and functionality are also key. Examples : ProLiant 8500, PowerEdge 8450, NetServer LXr 8500, Netfinity 8500