XServe kills the competition


firewire2001

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Apr 2, 2002
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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.
 

firewire2001

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Apr 2, 2002
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Hong Kong
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
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..
 

AlphaTech

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Oct 4, 2001
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Re: Damn

Originally posted by MacAztec
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
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).