Xserve twice as fast with Nehalem processors

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Apple today announced an updated Xserve that delivers up to twice the performance of the previous system. Using Intel “Nehalem” Xeon processors and a next generation system architecture, the Xserve delivers up to an 89 percent improvement in performance per watt.

Xserve is available with up to two 2.93 GHz Intel Xeon processors and industry-leading storage options that include a low-power solid state drive (SSD) and up to 3TB of internal storage. Starting at US$2,999, Xserve includes an unlimited client license for Mac OS X Server version 10.5 Leopard.

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The new solid state drive (SSD) option provides an ultrafast, low-power boot drive alternative. Operating at under 1 watt, this solid-state drive delivers random-access performance that’s up to 20x faster than a SAS drive and up to 48x faster than a SATA drive. And this SSD does not occupy normal drive bay, leaving all three drive bay for primary storage and RAID applications.

The standard configuration starts at US$2999, it is available from Apple Store or Authorised Apple Resellers.

green AppleApple is once again leading the industry by reducing the environmental impacts including removing toxic chemicals, highly recyclable materials, making safer batteries, reducing packaging waste, and designing highly energy efficient devices. Like Apple's consumer desktop and laptops designed with environment in mind, the new Xserve features more processor power while using less energy. Apple also work hard on eliminate many of the toxins that are a common part of computer manufacturing.


Posted by Antony at April 7, 2009 10:04 AM

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