IBM introduce faster 2.2GHz PowerPC 970FX in blades

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by will, Oct 8, 2004.

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    Um, you know the Big Mac cluster at VT is using 2.3Ghz Xservers right. Even though Apple only sells 2.0. And a speed boost in IBMs computers doesn't mean Apples will get them. But so you know, it is getting around that time for the Xservers to get a speed boost, most likely 2.5 if they figured out how to water cool in the Xserve, otherwise its probably be 2.3.
     
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    Yes, I am aware of that rumour.

    That is of course true, but IBM is pretty conservative about introducing new tech for its servers, so it suggests they are reliably producing quanitites of 2.2GHz parts. Which is a hopeful sign.

    Unless the water cooling has proven reliability in the field (PowerMacs with it have only been with users a short time), I think Apple should stick with more conventional cooling. Reliability is of paramount importance in servers.
     

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