Rack Mount Apple Servers

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by sparkleytone, Apr 30, 2002.

  1. sparkleytone macrumors 68020


    Oct 28, 2001
    Greensboro, NC
    Think Secret is reporting that it has heard increased talk about this from their sources. They mention that altho they reported on this over a yr ago, it seemed to have died. Now all of the sudden their radar is bleeping again, going so far as to speculate that Apple is on the verge of release, and WWDC may just be a good candidate for this.
  2. BeerDrinker29 macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2002
    Who knows, this rumor has been around as long as I can remember.. I could see it happening though :)
  3. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    Rack Macs

    I wonder what they would look like. It might be a Rack to put them on. Or an attachment that allows them to be mounted easier. I would be very interested to see a rack mac.
  4. Compufix macrumors regular


    May 7, 2002
    Serious Rack Mount

    I cna honestly say, that I have not implemented OSX server seriously since I do not have any server class hardware from Apple to run it on. We run Compaq proliant and Dell servers here with Windows 2000 Server. All the boxes have Dual Power Supplies, Multiple Fans, Dual nics, Multi Processor, Raid 5 Ultra Wide SCSI with hot swap etc etc etc etc.....

    If Apple will release a server it NEEDS this to be successful....a smaller U footprint would be nice too....Maybe 2 U....

    Also it needs DDR RAM (sever Gigs worth) faster BUS, it DOES NOT need kick sound or graphics...

    And on the software side they NEED better software to join Windows networks etc etc....

    They also need a much security permissions....some more granular than Owner, group, everyone :cool:.....

    A box with this ....I would pay permium bucks for, our Windows server aint cheap either.....
  5. aggemam macrumors member

    May 7, 2002
    That'd be great

    I would love a rack-mounting server. Actually, it might make me buy a rack just for that purpose :)

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