The 2U rackmount computer is specifically designed to act as a server, therefore elevating its efficiency compared to a regular desktop that will be used for this purpose. These computers will not have the reliability issues that a regular PC may have. They are designed to work continuously. Imagine if your server was operating on a desktop PC and had to shut down every few hours or so. That would just be disastrous. These machines are also pretty straightforward. They only contain equipment that is essential to its nature of being a server, therefore, making them very streamlined and smaller than a regular desktop PC.
These rackmount computers equipped with Core 2 Duo system & front access I/O layout with 3 x PCI full-size expansion slots. The 17″ short depth rack chassis provided 1 DVD, 2 x 3.5″ drive bays, 300W P/S, these machines provide you with the utmost reliability, but what sets it apart from the others is that the input and output devices are situated in front, making it easier for you to make changes or upgrades using your data acquisition cards.
The great thing about this device is that the input and output devices are situated in the front, therefore, providing accessibility for expansion purposes. Rack arrangements come in a standard 19″ in width, and the variations come with the height. Variations come with the height. A 1U, at 1.75 inches would be the most smallest and it can go up to more than 8U’s depending on the kind of expandability that you are looking for. Such racks can be used to house professional audio and video equipment which can include amplifiers, effects units, interfaces and even small scale audio mixers, but predominantly, they are widely used as servers. It allows for heavy hardware configurations without taking up a lot of floor space.
Such computers display not just great reliability, but it also prides itself with a streamlined design, the 2U rackmount computer also allows you plenty of room for expansion without taking up a lot of floor space. Those that require larger networks will need a greater amount of computing power, and these 2U’s can be stacked, combined, and connected to provide a more powerful server.
Lastly, these computers will give you more bang for your buck because you don’t have to pay for non essential components that regular desktop PC’s come with.