Apple Introduces Mac Pro Server Workstation
But rather than simply getting out of the high-end server business altogether, Apple has actually replaced the Xserve. The company's Mac Pro lineup has now grown by one, with the Mac Pro Server being introduced to fill the void left by the exit of the Xserve. This helps Apple to have one less major hardware design in the supply channel, as the Mac Pro Server uses the exact same chassis as the other Mac Pro workstation machines. There's honestly not too much that differentiates the Mac Pro Server from the standard Mac Pro; the main difference is the operating system, as this new one ships with OS X Snow Leopard Server, an unlimited-client license version.
Other specifications for the $2,999 based model include a single 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Xeon "Nehalem" CPU, 8GB of ECC memory, two 1TB hard drives, ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of video memory, and one 18x DVD writer. The machine will ship in 2-4 weeks.