compute server

compute server

(computer, parallel)
A kind of parallel processor where the parallel processors have no I/O except via a bus or other connection to a front-end processor which handles all I/O to disks, terminals and network.

In some antiquated IBM mainframes, a second CPU was provided that could not access I/O devices, known as the slave or attached processor, while the CPU having access to all devices was known as the master processor.
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Contract notice: purchase a compute server / hpc cluster and a gpgpu cluster
The new Altix system will serve as a central compute server for the three Belgian institutes of the Space Pole.
Like its compute server offerings, Rackable Systems' storage products offer flexible configurations tailored to customers' unique data center environments.
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The free university of berlin intends to purchase a compute server (hpc cluster) for the universities of the freie universitt berlin.
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Preferred Compute Server in a large chassis to reduce external cables.
Storage servers allowed many compute-servers to access centralized, virtualized caches of disk, making administration and capital use easier than having storage dedicated to each compute server.
The significant increase in efficiency enables signoff-accurate ECO with all scenarios on a single, affordable compute server or the flexibility to distribute across customers' private compute cloud to take advantage of smaller more readily available machines.