Rack It is an English term used to name the structure which enables hold or house a technological device . It is a metal frame that, according to its characteristics, serves to house a computer, a router or other kind of equipment.
The usual thing is that the racks can assemble to contain, together, a lot of equipment. In this way, what is understood by rack is usually used in scientific or educational institutions, government offices or large corporations. In households, it is more frequent than computers are located in a desk type furniture.
Typically, racks (also known as cabins or racks) are in the data centers that have many servers . The correct assembly of the structure is essential for the operation of the equipment, since the cables must be properly organized to achieve the connections.
The purpose of the racks is to take advantage of the space . Thanks to these structures, it is possible to order many devices in a reduced physical space, also facilitating access to them. Both its installation, which requires the elaboration of a complex wiring network and the correct fixation of the equipment to avoid damage, as well as its maintenance are complex and a minimum carelessness can put the work of many people at risk.
Since a server rack is usually in operation much longer than a particular computer, an essential part of maintenance is focused on the refrigeration , to avoid overheating. One of the fundamental points in this regard is the cleaning of the interior of the hardware, since when a lot of dust is gathered in the fans, they lose effectiveness.
It is known as rack unit to the unit of measure that is equivalent to the height of a equipment which will be mounted in a rack between nineteen and twenty-three inches wide.
Amp rack is the name in English that receives a rack for amplifiers used mainly in the field of professional music to refer to the furniture or the structure on which the amplifiers are installed, either by gripping them with screws or resting on edges as if they were drawers that slide along lower side bars . It is important to note that, despite having a specific name, this product is usually known simply as "rack."
The most common is to see these amplifier racks in recording studios, disk jockeys installations (also known as deejays or DJ) and live music events. Since in all the cases mentioned it is necessary to have more power or output channels than a single amplifier can offer, but also the possibility of being able to move the equipment with ease, the rack is the ideal answer.
The dimensions, appearance and materials used when designing a rack can vary considerably, since in each case they must respond to the specific needs of its users. Taking a look at the wide selection of racks on the market, it is possible to distinguish between Models of great height and of similar aspect to a domestic piece of furniture, such as a library, and others that look like safe boxes. They usually share a glass door to make it easy to observe the interior without exposing the equipment to dust particles from the outside.
RACK Finally, it is the acronym of Risk Aware Consensual Kink , an English expression that refers to unconventional sexual practices that involve a certain risk accepted by its participants. The notion is frequent among those who practice domination .