[quote]Originally posted by Lemon Bon Bon:
<strong>"For the past month or so, Apple Demo Days have been going on in France, promoting the XServe. Apparently, the Apple managers there have been a bit talkative, and have leaked eerily similar info... Here's what has been told:
The G5 is being evaluated right now, and the G4 will further be modified. The G5 isn't stated for this year, perhaps the end of 2003. It does exist though, and works fine right now, however the manufacturing process is far from ready, much too costly and low yield percentage. (confirmed by many different sources) The G5 will be manufactured in France (Grenoble), the factory is not finished yet.
The G4's evolution will not be dramatic, however the motherboards will significantly change with HyperTransport (some say the XServe already implements HT) and better cache structures.
The next mobos will not support 9, so it's pretty much the end of the line for it...
The kernel following that of Jag will be clusterable at a system level...
all this is here
The site has been quite reliable for a while now, since they rarely indulge in rumormongering... So take it FWIW.
The good news being that since the G5 is still far away (further than MWSF), Apple has no reason whatsoever to introduce stop-gap solutions at NY, except if the mobos aren't ready.
[ 06-21-2002: Message edited by: SYN ]"
Posted by Syn. This thread is dry. Dorsal's disappeared (again...c'mon guy...put up or shut up...)
I don't expect Moki to say anymore than he has. It's clear the big 'iron' isn't going to appear this year and a 'jumped' up G4 in massive bandwidth early to mid-next year.
If the 'Syn' info' is true...I'm bloody depressed.
End of 2003?
Yeesh. (Shakes head.)
Lemon Bon Bon
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I doubt that this info is true, because in Grenoble ( more exactly in Crolles) , it's not a factory which is scheduled but an joint venture research center in order to improve the fab process (from 0,9 to under).
If the G5 is ready i doubt that it will need 18 months in order to have good yields, 6 months even for mot is sufficiant.