Items tagged with Xserve

In April of 2009, Apple brought over Intel's Nehalem Xeon CPU to the Xserve rack-mount system. Not even two years after that, the company has decided to lay the Xserve to rest. That system is officially no more, as the prior Xserve link now redirects to an Xserve Support page. The Xserve managed to last nearly a full decade. 9.5 years to be exact. Apple hasn't been forthcoming when it comes to exact sales figures with the Xserve, but we doubt that they managed to sell an awful lot of them. It was always a niche product, and apparently the time has come for Apple to move on. Reports have found that... Read more...
Apple's newest Mac Pro was the first machine on the planet to ship with Intel's Nehalem-based Xeon 5500 and 3500 Series processors, and now those very chips have made their way over to the company's line of rack-mount servers. The long standing Xserve line has been updated today with "twice the performance" of prior models, bringing with them Intel's most powerful Xeon CPUs yet. The 1U server is available with up to two 2.93 GHz Intel Xeon processors, and potentially more interesting is the availability of SSD drives for the first time ever in the Xserve line. In fact, even the new Mac Pro can't... Read more...
While it isn't a surprise to see Apple releasing new models based on the latest and greatest Intel CPUs, today's updates to the Mac Pro are far more than a simple CPU bump.“Other improvements include 2GB (2x1GB) of RAM standard, PCIe 2.0 slots, built-in Bluetooth standard, and an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT video card with 256MB of memory and two dual-link DVI ports, supporting dual 30-inch displays out of the box.Processor options include: single 2.8GHz quad-core, dual 2.8GHz quad-core, dual 3.0GHz quad-core, and dual 3.2GHz quad-core.Video card upgrades include NVIDIA's GeForce 8800GT with 512MB of... Read more...