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What is meant by hardware configurations?

The Regulation, in its definition 12 of Annex I, defines a server product family as ‘a high-level description referring to a group of servers sharing one chassis and motherboard combination that may contain more hardware and software configurations.’

A given product family can have in excess of tens of thousands of possible combinations of components (separate, distinct configurations). This can include many different processor models with differing core counts and frequencies as well as numerous types of components such as I/O devices, memory, storage devices and expansion cards.

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