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Single Processor Servers: Types, Uses, And Reasons For Investing In Them

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In the business world, servers are used for a slew of purposes. These include storing company files, hosting domain-specific email, controlling what users can access within your company's IT environment, and more. You can then imagine the processing power expected of servers, especially by multinational companies or institutions of a similar scale. Even small business owners would need servers for their aforementioned purposes, albeit on a smaller scale.


For every server to function as intended, it relies on the Central Processing Units that are powering it. These CPUs vary by model or type, both of which determine how capable one is. CPUs have physical parts called Cores which help it certain tasks, like the server purposes mentioned above. A CPU with a single core can do one function at a time, which means more cores allow it to perform more functions simultaneously.


Today's servers can be defined as either single-processor or dual-processor servers. Single processor servers are those that have had only one a socket for a CPU. You might think that single-processor servers won't be able to manage heavy workloads due to how they only have space for one CPU, but advances in technology have enabled these servers to take on such intensive tasks. Still, it's important to remember that configurations of the CPU (model, type, etc) factor in how capable it is. To simplify, we can categorize them into three types: low segment, middle segment, and high segment.


Low segment single processor servers are those that are of entry-level or low-end variety. This server can let a business or organization create a mail server for a dozen active members or employees. The mail server can then be used for communication or exchange of confidential files among members. Low segment single processor servers can also be used to create an environment for several programmers to test or develop their projects. Thanks to modern tech, these entry-level server types can also be used to correct data corruption before it happens, helps keep computer or system crashes at bay, and overall keeps this system running well day or night.


Single processor servers in the middle segment type can run low segment tasks but for larger organizations. For instance, these mid-range servers can be used by a medium-sized internet cafe or an online games server of a similar scale. These middle segment servers can also be turned into a collaboration server, which allow fluent data exchange between two places or sectors. Collaboration servers ensure that data is properly synchronized between the two places by tracking changes in data and dealing with it. You might see this in interactive 3D experiences such as Virtual or Augmented Reality that rely on proper syncing to make sure the user experiences VR or AR as accurately as possible.


High segment single processor servers are capable of handling intensive tasks used in math and sciences. They can be used for statistical computations or scientific simulations done in labs or headquarters. These top-spec servers are also robust enough to keep popular websites running even in the face of large volumes or multiple visitors. Examples may include mainstream social sites or online stores during sale seasons. Lastly, these high segment servers can be used in video processing for online media consumption. Platforms that come to mind include Youtube, Twitch, or TikTok.

By now, it's been explained how servers offer a lot of uses for individuals and enterprises. chances are, many people have already benefited from these uses without knowing it. Servers have evolved from single-processor to multi-processor types, but this isn't to say the former has lost any value. Single-processor servers still see many uses, especially for small to medium-sized workloads or businesses. This should give you more reasons to invest in servers for your daily operations, whether you're an online business owner or a company executive.

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