Computer Hardware Terminology
8 Way Server
What is an 8 Way Server?
An eight way server generally provides better and faster performance, scalability and fault tolerance by supporting multiple CPUs.
Can you guess how many processors the eight way server has . . . yep eight.
Each of the eight CPUs can carry out individual processes simultaneously. The terminology for the computer architecture used within a four way server is called Symmetric MultiProcessing or SMP for short.
They can work like eight individual processor computers, or work together as a connected group to process a large job, or simply work as a backup for each other to increase fault tolerance by double checking each others results.
Eight way Blade servers are ultra-slim servers that are stacked in a chassis side by side, much like books on a shelf.
Because they take up significantly less space than traditional rack servers, blade servers enable users to reduce "server sprawl" and better manage their computing infrastructures.
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