Xserve G5 Released

mkaake

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Apr 10, 2003
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finally - if you look on the xserve page... there's a little peak about xgrid... but the link to that page doesn't work yet :(... the new servers look sweet though -

matt

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<from apple.com/xserve/cluster>
Xgrid, new software from Apple’s Advanced Computation Group, is one of many solutions for Mac OS X that make managing a supercomputer as easy as Macintosh.
 

ionas

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Dec 31, 2003
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let the duels start :p

the duel 2.0 ghz ;)

hehe - he ll duel all those overpriced shiity x86 servers.

sun - u are gone? ;p (they produce crappy x86 servers afaik)
 

ionas

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Dec 31, 2003
160
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G5 Dual Workstation/Desktop Rev B

we can only hope that the mac rumors buyers guide isnt completely wrong this time and apple releases new versions of the desktop system within feburary and march.

:-<
 

TMay

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Dec 24, 2001
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graphics cards?

I always wanted to get a dual G5 xServe for a workstation, but, I'm not certain that there are any good graphics cards that will work with the PCI-X. Anybody have any ideas?
 

Lanbrown

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Mar 20, 2003
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Re: graphics cards?

Originally posted by TMay
I always wanted to get a dual G5 xServe for a workstation, but, I'm not certain that there are any good graphics cards that will work with the PCI-X. Anybody have any ideas?
The only cards you will find are PCI or AGP and soon PCI-Express.
 

jbh001

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May 14, 2003
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Xserve vs. Power Mac Memory Pricing

The price difference between 2GB memory and 8GB memory on the Dual 2GHz Xserve is $1300; on the Dual 2GHz Power Mac it is $3900.

Right Hand, meet Left Hand.
 

Sun Baked

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May 19, 2002
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Looks like they deleted a PCI/AGP slot and a drive module, but the addition of ECC memory and the G5s should balance it quite nice.

Interesting to see the trio of SATA drives on the K2 controller this time around (the old ATA drives were PCI-to-ATA bridges), while the dual gig ethernet controllers take residence on the main PCI bus.

Of course this dual ethernet config frees up a PCI slot.

But the XServe now requires a PCI video card...
 

snahabed

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Sep 14, 2002
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I was just thinking this.

If Apple has found a way to cool all those 2ghz G5 processors in such a tiny enclosure, then how long can it be before we see G5 iMacs and powerbooks?

I love my G4 Powerbook, but it is awfully tough these days to advise that over a new iBook.
 

dukemeiser

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Dec 17, 2002
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Correction

Originally posted by Macrumors
The new models are either single or duel 2.0GHz G5s
It should be "dual" (as in two) instead of "duel" (as in a fight). Unless the Xserve is pitting the two processors against each other...
 

Skull Leader

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Jun 17, 2003
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Originally posted by snahabed

If Apple has found a way to cool all those 2ghz G5 processors in such a tiny enclosure, then how long can it be before we see G5 iMacs and powerbooks?
Well, did Steve mention if those two new blow-holes shoot fire or not? :cool:
 

Rower_CPU

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Oct 5, 2001
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Originally posted by Powerbook G5
I can just hear new PowerBook G5 rumors cropping up now that the G5 has made it into this 1U form factor.
Cooling is still a major issue...until they put some huge vents in PowerBooks to match the Xserve. ;)
 

wchamlet

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May 9, 2002
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The hills...
I wonder if these are as loud as the Hoover serve G4's. :D

Anyway, I'm glad Apple has finally released an update Xserve. Even though our company already has an older model, so we're not in the market for a new one. The XRaid looks cool too. I can imagine as a video editor having that kind of storage... one can dream right?
 

iPC

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Jul 22, 2003
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Re: Xserve vs. Power Mac Memory Pricing

Originally posted by jbh001
The price difference between 2GB memory and 8GB memory on the Dual 2GHz Xserve is $1300; on the Dual 2GHz Power Mac it is $3900.

Right Hand, meet Left Hand.
1GB ECC stick (Micron) goes for $212 and up on pricewatch. That is $1696 worth of memory, minimum. Maybe this is the first sign of Apple pulling their collective heads out when talking about RAM pricing....?
 

Ge4-ce

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Mar 25, 2003
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quote: I would not like those 7 fans in a powerbook..

In fact, the tech. says there are 8 fans (blowers)

The 2 holes in front are NOT blowing fire,.. they are suckholes (pardon for the language) air is going from front to back..

And nobody mentioned something about noise!! I mean.. Servers are often used in a closed envirement where noise isn't often a problem. I predict these machines sound like a boeing.. The fans are only 1 u thick.. The ones in the Powermac G5 are more than double in size!

but still great servers!!
 

Photorun

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Sep 1, 2003
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not just great servers, awesome ones. And the $3 per GB for the RAID, I've priced servers, as price goes that a jaw dropper! Amazing. Go Apple!
 

manitoubalck

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Jul 17, 2003
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Adelaide, Australia
Originally posted by akac
And remember, its not fans in the XServe but BLOWERS :)
First off well done for getting it into a 1U case.

second: the term 'Blower', usually refers to a super charger on a car. While a hair dryer refers to turbo charging. Take this as you will.
 

Sun Baked

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May 19, 2002
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Originally posted by manitoubalck
First off well done for getting it into a 1U case.

second: the term 'Blower', usually refers to a super charger on a car. While a hair dryer refers to turbo charging. Take this as you will.
Silly me, I though blowers were the HVAC air movement equipment.
 
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