The Xserve G5 “is not for IT people, it’s for users themselves to set up,” Douglas Brooks, Apple’s server hardware product manager, said today at FOSE 2004, the large technology trade show and conference for government professionals in Washington, DC. Brooks also said that the dual 2GHz Xserve is hardware-streamlined for tight coupling in an Apple Workgroup Cluster, in contrast with the more loosely coupled Linux PC clusters nicknamed Beowulf, according to GCN.