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Top Server Brands on the Market

  1. Sep 15, 2009 #1
    Hello there :smile:

    I am doing a little research to try and find out what the most popular Brand/Models of servers are.

    I tried searching things like "Top Ten Server Brands" and "Top Server Brands" but the results are coming back a little vague and I don't know much about the sources.

    Does anyone know of any reliable sources where I might have better luck with this kind of search?

    I will keep Googling, but if anyone has any ideas, please chime in.

    Thanks :smile:
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  3. Sep 15, 2009 #2
    I'm not sure that there is that many server brands. The most popular brands are HP, IBM, Dell, Sun, and Apple. The rest is custom made.
  4. Sep 15, 2009 #3
    Interesting. Though there aren't that many brands, I believe there are many models.

    I will be needing to lookup certain specifications of the 'best-selling' models.
  5. Sep 15, 2009 #4
    The specifications of the server depends on the application it is used for such web server, storage, high availability, or a compute cluster. But for simple applications any general purpose server will do.
  6. Sep 15, 2009 #5
    What are you going to be using the server for?
  7. Sep 15, 2009 #6
    I am not :smile: I am interested in making a generalization about the relationship between the power of a server and its airflow.

    But for the generalization to be meaningful and useful, it should be about servers that are used widely.

  8. Sep 15, 2009 #7
    In general, more heat is dissipated with more CPU power, and competitive brands use same processors, and most 1U chassis have vents in front and back.
  9. Sep 15, 2009 #8
    You might also want to compare rack vs blade servers.
  10. Sep 16, 2009 #9
    Yes. It is going to be for Rack Servers only. The company I work for makes cooling solutions for Data Centers.

    In our current mathematical mode we assume a conservative airflow X[cfm] per KW.

    I beleive that by changing 'X' to something closer to what is actually being used, our model will see drastic improvements.

    But, before I going changing 'X' to 'X_new' I need to know what's out there so that it is a reasonable change.

    Ya' dig? :smile:
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