I see that the IBM System x3750 M4 is a "4-socket" server. What does that mean? Does that mean that the server has 4 network ports? What is a "socket" in this context?
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In this context a socket is a spot on the motherboard for a CPU. This has room for 4 CPUs total.
that is cpu socket that you can put cpus in. so it means that you can have up to 4 cpus, though you can leave sockets empty and fewer.