XServe kills the competition

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

  1. madamimadam macrumors 65816


    Jan 3, 2002
  2. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2002
    Hong Kong
    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


    Oct 28, 2001
    San Luis Obispo, CA

    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

    Apr 2, 2002
    Hong Kong
    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


    Oct 4, 2001
    Natick, MA
    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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