Server Projects

For the server project we took apart a server. It was very interesting to learn about all the diffrent parts of the server. There are many diffrent parts such as the Ram, CPU, GPU, and the motherboard.

Ram is a form of computer data storage. A random-access device allows stored data to be accessed directly in any random order. It stands for Random Access Memory. Its used to make more room for diffrent files and programs you have on your computer. It is very fast and is only momentary, and when power is lost, the memory is lost.

The mother board is the part in charge. It is the giant green board on the bottom of the server It holds the memory and the CPU, and helps all the parts of the server communicate. It is a crucial part of the server. It is also known as the system board, and the logic board.

This contains the power for the server

This is a CPU, or Central Processing Unit. It carries out the programs you run on your computer. It follows the instructions its given to carry out most of the procces on the computer. All the compter is a heat, the CPU is underneath all of it. The CPU is another vital part in the computer


A graphics processing unit (GPU), also occasionally called visual processing unit (VPU), is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer so an image can be displayed. GPUs are used in embedded systems, mobile phones, personal computers, workstations, and game consoles. In a personal computer, a GPU can be present on a video card, or it can be on the motherboard or—in certain CPUs—on the CPU

The hard drive is like RAM. They both store memory, but a hard drive is permanent. Even when off the hard drive will retain memory.

The disk drive is used to read information off cd-roms, and otther devices. The disk drive is sometimes refered to as the optical drive. This allows you to add more imformation to your computer. This part is not absolutely nessasary in the computer.

The fans job is to take out the heat from the server keeping the circuts safe.

Those are the parts of a server

Trouble Shooting

Prehaps the hardest part of the whole server project. We split into groups and mixed up wires, unplugged ram, and messed up the whoe server. We then had to fix the other groups computer. We had unpluged the hard drive , took out the watch battery, which actaually also controlls the boot up. We also mixed up other wires, which we didnt know what they did. We were planning to take out the CPU, but we were stopped by the teacher. In the end we had to help the other group fix our server. They had too much trouble. Someone is there group had mixed up a wire which was off limits. That was the hardest thing to fix due to the fact we didn't know where it went. Overall it was a fun exersize due to the challenge it presented.