Apple Nehalem-Based Servers Now at Resellers

Claiming an 89 percent improvement in performance per watt, Apple today announced immediate availability of its updated Xserve server that uses Intel's Nehalem Xeon 5500 processor. It's a message that Apple hopes will resonate with customers in education, business and creative services, where Apple is targeting the workgroup server.

The new Nehalem-based Apple Xserve is available through authorized Apple resellers and through the Apple Store. The price for the Xserve starts at $2,999, which includes an unlimited-client license for Mac OS Xserver Version 10.5 Leopard that provides support for Mac, Linux and Windows clients without the added cost of client licenses, according to Apple.
"With up to twice the performance, better power efficiency and an innovative SSD (solid state drive) option, this is the best Xserve we've ever made," says David Moody, Apple's vice president of worldwide Mac product marketing, in a prepared formal statement issued by the company.

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