Monday, August 07, 2006
Xeon Xserve! Better Apple Grids!!
Apple has announced the new Xserve, a quad Xeon, 64-bit server featuring Mac OS X Server Tiger on two dual-core Intel Xeon processors running up to 3.0 GHz, resulting in performance that is over five times that of its predecessor.
But don't run to the store yet, you may have to wait until October to get your hands on one, or more!
The fifth-generation Xserve is packed with features designed to meet your needs. Powered by the dual-core Intel “Woodcrest” Xeon processor running at up to 3.0GHz, this quad-core 64-bit system delivers performance up to 5 times (1) faster than the Xserve G5. For flexible storage, there’s support for both SATA and SAS — and up to 2.25TB of internal capacity. Internal ATI Radeon X1300 PCI Express graphics is included with a mini-DVI output with VGA support. Dual redundant power supplies gives extra piece of mind. And you can control it all from across the hall or around the world, thanks to integrated lights-out management hardware and powerful, easy-to-use software.
"Xserve has always been the perfect server for Mac workgroups and now it will run over five times faster for the same breakthrough price," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing. "With new Intel processors, a redesigned hardware architecture, and an unlimited Tiger Server client access license, no one can offer better price performance and manageability in a 1U server.
At just 1.75 inches thick, the Xserve 1U form factor enables you to deploy a formidable array of processors in a 42U rack that makes the best possible use of the floor space in your server room or data center. This rack-optimized server offers phenomenal processing power, massive storage capacity — up to 2.25TB — and remote management tools that make it a snap to deploy and maintain. Based on Intel’s power-per-watt-optimized “Woodcrest” Xeon processor, Xserve maximizes your server performance while minimizing power and cooling requirements.