High availability server.
Routers, switches, servers ... the nuts and bolts nuts and bolts
The basic working components or practical aspects: "[proposing] of every data center--regardless of architecture complexity--it all begins here. This quarter's Hardware section features infrastructure several of the key players.
The Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST 580 server offers mission-critical capability for hosting Microsoft Windows See Windows.
(operating system) Microsoft Windows - Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then. Server (Enterprise Edition and Data Center Edition), Red Hat Advanced Server or Novell SUSE Enterprise Linux 64-bit operations, and incorporates numerous redundant and hot-plug components for system availability. Its System Mirror mode offers no single point of failure in the crossbars and memory, providing fault immunity for hosted application services See ASP and Web services. . All main components are hot-swappable, and component replacement can be performed without an application halt. Additional priority features of the PRIMEQUEST 580 include up to 64 processors (on 32 Intel Itanium 2 dual-core sockets), 17.3 Gbps bidirectional The ability to move, transfer or transmit in both directions. , per-system board crossbar performance and 136.5 Gbps sustained, low-latency system bandwidth. The server has a maximum memory of 2 TB, supports up to 16 partitions and offers flexible I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output for balanced system configuration and optimized application performance. Fujitsu Computer Systems Corp., Sunnyvale, Calif.