Apple Launches New Xserve

Steve Jobs says the new Xserve will be five times faster than the previous generation.

Apple unveiled Aug. 7 its new Intel-based Xserve server, which CEO Steve Jobs said is five times faster than the previous generation of Xserves.

The new Xserve has two fast dual-core processors that run either at 2.0GHz, 2.66GHz or 3.0GHz. The dual-core Intel Xeon processors require less cooling time due to better power efficiency and up to 2.25 terabytes of storage. Redundant power supplies are offered as an option.

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The Xserve is priced to start at $3,000, and Apple will begin shipping it by October.

The standard configuration for the new Xserve is 1GB of RAM, an 80GB drive and two dual-core 2.0GHz chips.

Jobs made the announcement at Apples Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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