When will XServe be updated soon?

in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
The XServe is now in a serious need of an upgrade. I am guessing the specs will be dual 1.8 Gzh with everything else the same as the PM.

Maybe Pixar will then move over to G5 render farms.


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    Soon I hope... but I wonder how it would be cooled?
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    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    With air?
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    programmerprogrammer Posts: 3,409member
    Actually I'd expect lower speeds in the Xserve, at least in the current form factor. Low heat / power and high reliability are the important factors. A dual 1.4 or 1.6 would probably be very effective, and a relatively small drop in performance for a big gain in efficiency. I wouldn't expect it for a couple of months though -- give the PowerMacs a chance to catch up with demand and work out the bugs in the system.
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    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    Do we have any information on the watttage of that sucker.

    Hey you know what? Where I work they toyed with the idea of getting a Linux blade server. Like ~20 CPUs. OS X and Apple did come up though. Now with a "real" CPU it should come up again
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    wmfwmf Posts: 1,164member
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    bungebunge Posts: 7,329member

    Originally posted by Scott

    Do we have any information on the watttage of that sucker.

    From a different thread:


    Originally posted by Programmer

    [97 watts] at 2 GHz. 48W @ 1.8 GHz, and 20W @ 1.4 GHz.

    Click here for an article I haven't read yet.
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