Apple upgraded the Xserve to the same Nehalem CPUs found in the Mac Pro. Even though the clock speed of these chips is lower than on the 2008 Xserve, the efficiencies of the Nehalem architecture power it well past last year’s models. The Nehalem chips also support Hyperthreading, so each core can emulate two cores, […]
Apple finally upgraded the Xserve from a base 2.0 GHz dual-core configuration to a base 2.8 GHz quad-core machine – with dual 2.8 GHz and 3.0 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon CPUs optional. It matches the power of the Mac Pro, whereas the previous model had lagged behind.
Apple didn’t forget the Xserve in its move to Intel. The first Intel-based Xserve has a pair of dual-core Intel Xeon Woodcrest CPUs at speed as high as 3.0 GHz. Geekbench 2 results show the 2.0 GHz model has nearly twice the processing power of the dual 2.3 GHz Xserve G5, while the 3.0 GHz version is nearly […]
A Macworld editorial that ran shortly after January’s Macworld Expo suggested that Apple is no longer really interested in breaking into the enterprise market.
A year after introducing the Xserve G5, Apple boosted its top speed from 2.0 to 2.3 GHz while making dual processors standard. That’s a bit slower than the fastest Power Mac G5, which runs at 2.5 GHz, but there’s much less room for a cooling system in the compact Xserve.
Nearly a year after the Xserve G4 hit 1.33 GHz, Apple unveiled the Xserve G5 with single or dual 2.0 GHz G5 CPUs and a 1.0 GHz system bus (vs. 167 MHz on the G4), providing over 40% more overall processing power.
Nine months after introducing the Xserve as a 1 GHz server, Apple bumped performance with one or two 1.33 GHz processors, a 167 MHz system bus, and Ultra ATA/133 support. The Early 2003 Xserve also includes FireWire 800 ports.
2002: Take a much needed three-week vacation, and Apple goes on a small release binge. Go figure. So what did I miss, and what do I think of what I missed?
After years of repackaging off-the-shelf Macs for use as servers, Apple introduced Xserve in May 2002 as its second attack on the server market – and the industry’s first 1U dual processor RISC server.