Servers, the hardware at the heart of your computing infrastructure, come in a seemingly endless array of processor, memory, storage, networking, and expandability options. Readers' Choice voters selected the server systems that best suited their needs.

Best 32-Bit Server. "Dell dependability" earned the Dell PowerEdge server line the award for top 32-bit server. Voters also noted PowerEdge's sturdiness and price- performance. Dell's three PowerEdge server families comprise more than a dozen 32-bit and two 64-bit servers. Dell's Value Tower Server SC family provides solutions for small business applications or home offices. A versatile server for growing midsize organizations, Dell's Performance Tower line offers advanced technology to meet high-performance workgroup, departmental, and enterprise needs. For demanding network applications in a space-constrained environment, Dell's Rack-Dense server line meets high-performance, flexibility, and availability demands. All PowerEdge products let you select from a range of components to design a server that fits your environment.

Best 64-Bit Server. Voters selected IBM eServer 325 as their favorite 64-bit server. The eServer 325, designed for demanding environments, features dual AMD Opteron processors. eServer's high-computing capability and integrated memory controller help reduce processor-to-memory bandwidth bottlenecks, and two available 64-bit PCI-X slots give you expandability choices and capability to increase I/O bandwidth. eServer 325 comes in eight models that include different processor, memory, and hard disk types. Every eServer model supports both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, allowing easy migration to 64-bit computing.

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Best 32-Bit Server
Dell, Dell PowerEdge Servers
800-999-3355, 512-338-4400
http://www.dell.com
Price: Contact Dell for pricing
Best 64-Bit Server
IBM, IBM eServer 325
888-746-7426 http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/325
Price: Starts at $1689