Xserve ..

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Gav2k, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    hi everyone.

    I have a Xserve dual Xeon 2.93 "Eight Core" (Early 2009) sat in my storage collecting dust. Give me some ideas to repurpose this puppy please...

    Specs are

    Dual Xeon 2.9
    24gb ram
    3x 2tb hdd

    Not interested in selling as shipping is costly and I'm sure I can find a better use for it.
     
  2. avemestr macrumors regular

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    It could serve as an excellent room heater and ambient noise dispenser unit.
     
  3. boast macrumors 65816

    boast

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    Folding@Home

    DNS Server
    File Server
    NTP server
    Web server
    VPN server
    TimeMachine
    Virtualization host
     
  4. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

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    You forgot "electricity gobbler".
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    Those are lovely machines. They can take the most memory of any Mac ever made. I think they max out at 192GB of RAM. I'll always be sad Apple left that line to die. Happy though that they are still supported by OS X.
     
  6. Gav2k thread starter macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    Yep it's a beautiful machine!
     
  7. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

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    Yeah - I used to have one and while it was a brilliant machine, it was ridiculously noisy :)
     
  8. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    If you have no use for it ship it over to me, I'll pay shipping!
     
  9. Cergman macrumors 6502a

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    I'll pay shipping and toss in $50, pm me :)

    You could use it as a Plex server to serve your movies to all of your devices, or as a file server/time machine backup. Other than that, just seems like a room heater/noise maker.
     

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