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Industry Standard Architecture and Technology
Rev. 9.31

Student guide
1 of 2
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Contents
Module 1 — Introduction to Server Technologies
Objectives ...................................................................................................... 1 Server design.................................................................................................. 2 Customer environments .............................................................................. 2 Small-business servers ......................................................................... 3 Enterprise servers................................................................................ 3 Servers differentiated from desktops ...................................................... 3 Customer requirements............................................................................... 4 Server functions ........................................................................................ 5 Server chassis types................................................................................... 6 Form factor .............................................................................................. 6 Racks....................................................................................................... 7 Server technologies.......................................................................................... 8 System boards .......................................................................................... 8 Processors ................................................................................................ 9 Memory................................................................................................... 9 Bus........................................................................................................ 10 Chipsets................................................................................................. 10 Storage components................................................................................ 10 Drive arrays............................................................................................ 10 System clock ............................................................................................12 Data Flow ...............................................................................................12 Power .....................................................................................................13 Cooling ..................................................................................................14 Learning check ...............................................................................................15

Module 2 — Chipsets and Server Architecture
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