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Apple updates Xserve RAID

Apple today updated its Xserve RAID storage system, a 3U high-availability, rack storage system to deliver 7 terabytes (TB) of storage capacity at a price of US$1.86 per GB. Apple also upgraded its Xserve 1U rack optimized server with up to three 500GB drives, achieving 1.5TB of storage. Prices for Xserve still start at $2,999 and prices for Xserve RAID at $5,999.

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Apple updates Xserve RAID storage system

Apple today updated its Xserve RAID storage system, a 3U high-availability, rack storage system to deliver 5.6 terabytes (TB) of storage capacity for just over US$2 per GB. The company has also expanded support for heterogeneous environments with certification from Cisco and SUSE Linux and optimized the system to work with its Xsan Storage Area Network file system. The new Xserve RAID is available now with prices starting from $5,999. Read More

Swinburne University supercomputer using Xserve RAID

The Swinburne University of Technology’s Center for Astrophysics and Supercomputing in Australia has implemented Apple Xserve RAID storage systems for use with its 130-node Dell cluster. “We looked at upgrading the supercomputer but that would have been too expensive for what we needed,” the center’s director, Professor Matthew Bailes, told LinuxWorld. “Although we don’t have much to do with Apple, after seeing its new Xserve RAID storage device we decided to evaluate it…

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Xserve ‘puts Linux to shame’

In his review of the Xserve for TechNewsWorld, Tom Henderson concludes: “While decidedly Apple, Xserve puts to shame many of the Linux distributions available by tying together the diverse number of applications that are needed to administer an equivalent Linux server into a simple, GUI-driven interface. Xserve plays well in a Windows network, but also accommodates a variety of network constructions — all from a tight 1U package.” Read More

Apple offers Xserve Clusters

Apple has begun offering Xserve Clusters, as noted by c|net. The systems, which cost about US$3,000, offer dual 1.33GHz PowerPC G4 processors, 1GB of memory, a 1 gigabit-per-second Ethernet port and a single hard drive. Of note is that the systems lack a CD-ROM drive, a video card, a second Ethernet port, and the ability to accommodate multiple hard drives.

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Apple upgrades Xserve

Apple today upgraded its Xserve 1U rack servers with dual 1.33 GHz PowerPC G4 processors, up to 2GB of 333 MHz Double Data Rate (DDR) memory and up to 720GB of hot-plug storage, with configurations starting at US$2,799. The new Xserve will be available in March through the Apple Store and through Apple Authorized Resellers.

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