Will xServe tranistion to Intel

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by macridah, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    macridah

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    Will the xServer be transitioning to intel chips as well? Will it be 64 bit?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    it will be xeon (64)

    xserve and xserve raid will transition and i think the guys in that sector are also building for a third xserve type ;thing; but i cant imagine what it would be...

    (i work for intel see my 30th anniversary mac post)
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    why not woodcrest?
    any chance we will find woodcrest in the desktop (aka mac pro)?
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    i dont know, it depends on when xserve is released woodcrest is on target for 3rd quarter and the new mac pro but it wont be around any time soon (2-4 months prob) but apple will undoubtably try and use it before any-one else can get their hands on it
     
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    Catfish_Man

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    Woodcrest is a codename. If Intel follows their past behavior, its official name will be Xeon. However, I wouldn't be surprised if they change, since they dropped the Pentium name for CoreDuo.
     
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    MaCaDDiCT21

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    ok, Im an Intel Noob. Whats the difference between Itanium and Xeon. Arent they both built for servers and workstations?
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    They share the same target audience (more or less) - servers and workstations, as you say.
    But they have a very different internal architecture. The Xeon uses the same architecture (x86) as all the Pentiums. The Itanium is different (IA64)
    I don't think you will ever see an Itanium in a Mac.
     

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