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General compute servers

General compute servers are designed to handle a wide range of computing tasks, typically involving general-purpose computing, such as running applications, processing data, and performing calculations.
The main functions or services processed by a general compute server can vary depending on the specific needs of the organization, including the following tasks:
  1. Running web applications like websites or web-based software.
  2. Data processing of large amounts of data, such as data analytics and machine learning tasks.
  3. Virtualization: virtual machines that can be used to run multiple operating systems or applications on a single physical server.
  4. File storage and management for documents, images, videos, etc.
General compute servers therefore represent versatile and flexible equipment for a wide range of computing tasks.

Key challenges

General compute servers require sufficient processing power, memory, storage, network bandwidth, cooling, and security to maintain optimal performance.

  1. Security against cyber threats, such as malware, viruses, and hacking attempts. Security vulnerabilities can impact performance and compromise the integrity of the server and the data it stores.
  2. Reliable availability and readiness for the applications and tasks served to the system, to minimize disruptions to users.
  3. Density in 1U or 2U racks or the denser Blade format, all of which depend on the system power and performance capabilities to achieve higher performance/watt and performance density.

Our products and solutions

ST offers extensive product coverage of server needs for data centers, ranging from advanced power management solutions, including power-conversion ICs for 48 and 12 V power architectures, to microcontrollers, environmental sensors, protection devices, and other key components, such as analog functions and secure solutions.