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What is the basic and major difference between workstation and server processors ?

asked 2015-04-22 04:33:48 -0600

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updated 2015-04-22 08:30:24 -0600

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What is the basic and major difference between workstation and server processors ?

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I think you meant to say "server" and not "server processors"?

anishjp gravatar imageanishjp ( 2015-04-22 06:42:34 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-05-11 08:27:51 -0600

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mainly it is the support of ECC Memory, but also Registered/ Load Reduced Memories are available in Server Environments only. Also Multi-Socket Systems are not available for Desktops. Probably the Components on the boards are better (Capacitors with lower ESR...)

Some Server Components require Air Flow that is not available on a Desktop System

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answered 2015-04-22 06:44:40 -0600

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I like the following explanation. http://blog.unixy.net/2009/12/the-dif...

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That link explains the various CPUs (processors) available for deskop and server machines.

anishjp gravatar imageanishjp ( 2015-04-22 06:56:24 -0600 )edit

A computer marketed as a 'workstation' often will have a server-class CPU, instead of a desktop CPU. They're intended for user-driven resource intensive tasks and so will have more memory, more pcie lanes, more performant storage, etc than a normal desktop or laptop.

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answered 2015-04-22 06:26:17 -0600

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updated 2015-04-22 06:41:57 -0600

Well, below are some of them

  • Workstation comes with a Desktop environment by default where as a server does not.
  • Server comes with server roles where as a workstation does not.
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