server farm

server farm ˈserver farm noun [countable]
COMPUTING a group of connected computer server S, usually organized by a business, that provide computer services for many different organizations:

• A server farm expedites computing processes by harnessing the power of multiple servers.

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server farm UK US noun [C] IT
a place that holds a large number of computer servers and provides computer services for organizations and companies: »

Local data experts estimate that server farms require up to 2 megawatts per 10,000 feet.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Server-Farm — Server Farm,   die Zusammenschaltung von zwei oder mehreren Servern, welche die gleiche Dienstart zur Verfügung stellen und mit gespiegelten Datenbeständen arbeiten. Die Server müssen sich dabei im gleichen Subnetz befinden oder über ein Gateway… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • server farm — noun A series of powerful computers linked together to provide increased processing power and reliability • • • Main Entry: ↑serve * * * server farm UK US noun [countable] [singular server farm plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • server farm — n an office which has a large amount of computer equipment holding all the software and information for websites …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • server farm — server ,farm noun count COMPUTING a building or group of buildings that holds a large collection of SERVERS (=computers that store programs used by other computers) for connecting to the Internet …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Server farm — A server farm or server cluster is a collection of computer servers usually maintained by an enterprise to accomplish server needs far beyond the capability of one machine. Often, server farms will have both a primary and a backup server… …   Wikipedia

  • server farm — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms server farm : singular server farm plural server farms computing a building or a group of buildings that holds a large collection of servers for connecting to the Internet …   English dictionary

  • server farm — E com a place where a number of server computers are located, usually providing server functions for a number of different organizations …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • web server farm — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms web server farm : singular web server farm plural web server farms business, computing a business that has a group of computers connected to each other for web hosting …   English dictionary

  • web server farm — UK US noun [countable] [singular web server farm plural web server farms] business, computing a business that has a group of computers connected to each other for web hosting Thesaurus: specific types of business …   Useful english dictionary

  • Farm (disambiguation) — A farm is a section of land dedicated to agriculture (production of food and other crops). The verb to farm is the generally used to mean the act of cultivating land or breeding animals for agricultural purposes, and has other uses which apply… …   Wikipedia

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