System Boards (Motherboards)
A server motherboard, also known as a main board, multiprocessor board or system board, hosts the vital characteristics of a computing system. These characteristics include the memory capacity, the processor speed and expansion capability. It differs from a regular desktop or home computer motherboard in that it has features that can coordinate a network of computers.
The server motherboard links with other computers over a network and enables these to interact. It requires a greater capacity for processing and work, and it has many enhanced options to accommodate those needs.
Figure 1: A sample representation of a server motherboard (Dell PowerEdge 6950); parts we stock at Tekmart Africa