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Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications by Brian Gugerty, Kathleen McCormick

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Classify Different Server Types, Environments, Features, and Limitations

Servers are powerful computers fulfilling one or more specific roles. Networking operating systems (NOSs) such as Red Hat Linux or Windows Server 2008 can be installed on regular desktop computers or laptops; however, proper server-class hardware tends to give the best results. This is because server-class hardware has more RAM, storage capacity, and faster CPUs than a desktop or laptop computer. Depending on how the server will be used, more RAM than normal might be required. For example, a locally hosted EMR application server serving hundreds of users needs more RAM (and processing power and, most likely, more disk space!) than a locally hosted file server serving a few ...

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