Server Architectures

Multiprocessors, Clusters, Parallel Systems, Web Servers, Storage Solutions


  • René Chevance, René Chevance has an engineering degree from Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) and a Doctorat d'Etat from Université Paris 6. He left Groupe Bull in 1999 to become a consultant.

The goal of this book is to present and compare various options one for systems architecture from two separate points of view. One, that of the information technology decision-maker who must choose a solution matching company business requirements, and secondly that of the systems architect who finds himself between the rock of changes in hardware and software technologies and the hard place of changing business needs.Different aspects of server architecture are presented, from databases designed for parallel architectures to high-availability systems, and touching en route on often- neglected performance aspects.
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Enterprise systems & network administrators


Book information

  • Published: December 2004
  • Imprint: DIGITAL PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-55558-333-0

Table of Contents

Part 1: Architectural Options and Technology EvolutionCh 1 Processors and MemoryCh 2 I/OCh 3 Evolution of Software TechnologyPart 2: Systems Architecture OptionsCh 4 Symmetrical (Tightly-Coupled) MultiprocessorsCh 5 Clusters and Massively Parallel MachinesCh 6 Data StorageCh 7 Systems Performance and Estimation TechniquesCh 8 DBMS and Server ArchitecturesCh 9 The Terminology of High-Availability SystemsCh 10 Hardware and software Solutions for High AvailabilityCh 11 Selection Criteria and Total Cost of OwnershipCh 12 Conclusions and Prospects