XServe kills the competition

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by madamimadam, Jun 30, 2002.

  1. madamimadam macrumors 65816

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  2. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

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    wow! thats pretty amazing.. im chure that apple could even do better with a rack of xServes that would still probably cost less than the sun...

    i thought the xServe was good -- but not this good.
     
  3. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Damn

    Imagine a rack of XServes, it would only cost 140,000 dollars for top end models. Compare that to the single Sun for 350,000 dollars
     
  4. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

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    yeah.. totally d00d...

    just one thing -- isnt it a little bit unfair that they exhanged files thru Appleshare? i mean im chure the native services for AppleShare on the mac are a lot better than the ones for NT and UX...

    kinda like a home-court advantage...

    i guess, though, that apple beat the others in terms of PS and stuff.. which is a big thing..
     
  5. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Re: Damn

    Actually, a full rack (42U) of Xserve's would run you$327,558 plus shipping and the cost of the 8' rack. That would give you 84 processors, give you ~20TB of storage (20,160GB) and 84 gigabit ethernet controllers/cards. Even with the rack, and wanted UPS units, you would still come out under the $375,000 of Sun's server. With 7x the processor count, of the Sun server, it's a bargain.

    I'd like to know how you came up with the $140,000 number, since even a full rack of the stock dual GHz Xserve comes out to $168,000. But then you don't get the gobs of storage either (single 60GB hard drive), or the maxed out memory (512MB instead of the 2GB of PC2100).
     

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