Xserve

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Xserve

(1) See X server.

(2) An earlier Mac network server from Apple, introduced in 2002 and discontinued in January 2011. The Xserve was a rack-mounted (1U) computer geared for back office and datacenter operation. The first model included a graphics card and optical drive, but they were dropped in the second-generation Xserve Cluster Node intended for server farms. Xserve models were powered by G4 and G5 PowerPC CPUs and later Intel Xeon chips.

Although Apple eliminated the Xserve line, software from Apple can turn any Mac into a server (see OS X Server). See Macintosh models.
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HAC completed the port at the request of Apple Japan, which wishes to compete with its Xserve G5 and Xserve RAID offerings in the file and print server markets.
The center currently accommodates 18 Intel-based (www.intel.com) servers running Windows 2000 Server, one Apple (www.apple.com) XServe G5 running Mac OS X, and an Apple Xserve RAID for hosting data storage.
According to the company, administrators with Xserve G5 servers and Xserve RAID systems can now deploy a single SAN infrastructure to provision their storage to rack, tower or blade servers running such operating systems as Mac OS, Windows, NetWare, Linux and Solaris.
The standard Mac OS Up-To-Date upgrade package is available to all customers who purchase a new Xserve G5 system from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller for a shipping and handling fee of $9.95 (US).
"The combination of Mac OS X Server, Xserve G5 and Xserve RAID provides an unrivalled high-performance solution for our government and enterprise customers," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations.
Named for computer science pioneer Alan Turing, the cluster is powered by 640 dual processor 1U rack-mount Xserve G5 servers from Apple Computer.
Apple's Xserve G5 and QuickTime software have been certified as mobile multimedia delivery platforms for Sprint's new PCS Vision Multimedia Services.
Apple Computer Inc has begun to ship its Xserve G5 server to customers two months after it was launched, along with a new turnkey cluster solution for the bioinformatics industry.
Apple has launched Xserve G5, with over 30 gigaflops of processing power per system and about 60 percent more than the PowerPC G4-based Xserve.
USA: Apple Computers are again teaming with Virginia Tech university to make another high performance machine using its 64-bit Xserve G5 computer designed for clustering with other computers.
Apple also introduced its upgraded Xserve G5, which is ideal for everything from file and print serving to computational clusters.
COLSA Corporation has purchased a 1566 dual processor 1U rack-mount 64-bit Xserve G5 servers from Apple to build a new supercomputer expected to be one of the fastest in the world.