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Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) (Data Center): A Complete Reference Guide to the Cisco Data Center Virtualization Server Architecture, 1st edition

  • Silvano Gai
  • Tommi Salli
  • Roger Andersson

Published by Cisco Press (June 1st 2010) - Copyright © 2010

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Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) (Data Center): A Complete Reference Guide to the Cisco Data Center Virtualization Server Architecture

ISBN-13: 9781587141935

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Table of contents

 

Preface xvi

Nomenclature xvi

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

    Data Center Challenges 1

        Environmental Concerns–“Green” 2

        Server Consolidation 3

        Virtualization 4

        Real Estate Power and Cooling 5

        Cabling 5

        Disaster Recovery 7

        Network Virtualization 8

        Desktop Virtualization 9

        Cloud Computing 10

    Evolution of Data Centers 10

        Stand-Alone Servers 11

        Scale-Up 12

        Scale-Out 12

        Scale-Up vs. Scale-Out 12

        Rack-Optimized Servers 13

        Blade Servers 14

        Server Sprawl 15

        Virtualization 17

        Server Deployment Today 18

    Unified Computing System (UCS) 18

Chapter 2 Server Architectures 23

    The Processor Evolution 24

        Sockets 24

        Cores 25

        Threads 27

        Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology 27

        Front-Side Bus 28

        Dual Independent Buses 29

        Dedicated High-Speed Interconnect 30

        Intel® QuickPath Interconnect 31

    The Memory Subsystem 33

        SRAMs 34

        DRAMs 34

        SDRAMs 35

        DIMMs 36

        ECC and Chipkill® 38

        Memory Ranks 39

        UDIMMs and RDIMMs 40

        DDR2 and DDR3 41

    The I/O Subsystem 43

        PCI Express® 43

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