Server setup and administration along with workstation setup and administration is our specialty. Our experience has lead to the commonsense premise that every client’s needs are unique. As a result, every environment is customized and tailored to the specific company’s requirements. All needs are evaluated for current and future conditions.
INS System Administrators can provide day-to-day service and support of your computing environment. Reliable and affordable IT management can only be accomplished by hiring certified technicians who have the proper knowledge, experience, and tools, to get the job done right the first time.
What is the difference between a Server and a Workstation?
A server is an application or device that performs service for connected clients as part of client server architecture. It can also be a computer system that has been designated for running a specific server application . A server can also serve applications to users on an intranet.
A workstation is a personal computer that is used for high end applications such as graphic design, video editing, CAD, 3-D design, or other CPU and RAM intensive programs. A workstation typically has a top of the line, fast processor, multiple hard drives, and a lot of RAM memory. A workstation may also have special audio, video, or processing cards for special editing work. A workstation is marketed by computer manufacturers to professional users, while the server is more of a utility device.
Both form part of the networking architecture and differ in their functions and use.
What is the history of Servers and Workstations?
History of workstations and servers
Workstations were originally derived from lower cost versions of minicomputers such as the VAX line, which in turn had been designed to offload smaller compute tasks from the very expensive mainframe computers of the time. They rapidly adopted 32-bit single-chip microprocessors Motorola 68000 series, which were much less expensive than the multi-chip processors prevalent in early minis. Later generation workstations used 32-bit and 64-bit RISC processors, which offered higher performance than the CISC processors used in personal computers.