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Unread 24-09-2014, 08:44 PM   #1
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what's the difference between a server and pc?

The datacenter I work at has several cameras (12) to visually monitor and record the activities going on inside and outside the building. The camera s/w is on a dedicated server in the computer room. We monitor it in a command center. We have a pc in the command center that we use to log into the server and fire up the camera s/w and other apps to monitor the network. This pc has no access to the global net, just internal net.

I am wondering why we need a dedicated server for this. The server is in the computer room, 30 feet away. I have always thought that servers vs a pc were kind of the same thing, depending on its use.

Is it overkill to have a server for the use of this 1 application?

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Re: what's the difference between a server and pc?

No. Recording video from multiple inputs needs a powerfull machine hence the server.

All the images will be recorded to the hard drive after being time/date stamped and watermarked.

Servers normaly have failsafe components like hard drives and power suplies. Multiple CPU;s and high speed bus motherboards are common.

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Thanks. That helps me understand why we have so much computing power for this app. The "fail safe" comment is especially beneficial to me. All of our servers are dualed power supply. That makes a lot of sense for a datecenter responsible for a company as big as ours.

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