Apple Unveils Cluster Xserve Configuration
Cluster configuration includes a lot of the features found in its full-size counterpart, but for $1,000 less.Apple Computer Inc. has come out with a slimmed-down version of its Xserve server aimed at businesses interested in clustering their systems. The cluster configuration of the rack-mounted Xserve includes a lot of the features found in its full-size counterpartdual 1.33GHz PowerPC G4 chips, including 2MB of Level 3 cache per chip and up to 256MB of memory, for example.
However, there are some capabilities that have been removed, including three hard drive bays and the optical card, according to Doug Brooks, product manager for Xserve. Also, the Mac OS X Server platform, which includes unlimited client licenses in the fully configured model, only will offer 10 client licenses. And rather than dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, there is only one, Brooks said.