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A computer rack is a physical chassis that can house multiple computers or servers simultaneously. It is a mounting rack that has the ability to install more than one computer or device in various form factors.
A computer rack is also known as a server rack or computer cabinet.
A computer rack is associated with rack-mounted servers that are horizontal form factor server sets. It is commonly available in 19-inch and 23-inch rack sizes. Each rack unit is 1.75 inches wide and can easily mount servers, computers or other devices of similar width.
A computer rack provides each rack unit with structural support assembly, neat cable arrangement and power/cooling support. depending on design.
A computer rack also may house blade servers, tower mounted server systems, switches, routers and other devices that comply with the rack's mounting space.