While there are similarities between a server farm and a computing cluster, servers in a server farm do not necessarily serve the same function, whereas servers in a computing cluster work together like a single system and focus on the same assignment. The terms "server farm" and "data center" are sometimes used interchangeably. However, a server farm generally refers to a collection of servers; a data center is the specialized facility where such collections may be housed, and it is equipped with peripheral subsystems for cooling, ventilation, fire suppression, etc., to ensure uninterrupted availability.
In the era of high performance computing (HPC) and edge computing, server farms enjoy more processing power than before, and they may be deployed outside of conventional data centers. Therefore, while it makes sense to assemble a server farm at headquarters, computing tasks in remote locations can be handled by setting up a smaller, on-site server farm.
What’s more, GIGABYTE offers industry-leading cooling technology to make sure your server farm does not overheat. In addition to our fan-based dynamic cooling feature, liquid cooling is also making waves. There are two main types: direct liquid cooling (DLC), which is used by the German Aerospace Center to build an eco-friendly data center with GIGABYTE, and the state-of-the-art immersion cooling technique, which uses non-conductive liquid to dissipate heat directly. Both methods of liquid cooling drastically reduce energy costs.
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