Intel Xserve

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Given that Intel Woodcrest will be shipping in June, it is likely that we will see the new line of Xserves released soon after. It is interesting that Intel has not yet announced the formal name for the processor even though it is being released ahead of both Merom and Conroe. It makes me think that they may continue with the name Xeon - perhaps Xeon 2 Duo. Kentfield would then be Xeon 2 Quad.



It's not yet clear if Apple has the Mac OS X Server completed for Intel yet. That (plus the support for XRAID etc.) may be the gating factor for the June release. Also, I would expect that PowerMac is a more visible and profitable product and hence may be the higher priority. The XServer will most likely share most of the design with the new Powermac except for the obvious form factor issues like cooling.



With regards to the specs, I would like to see:



1U

1-2 Woodcrest 2.5GHz+

>=16 GB FB-DIMM

SATA 2 with built-in RAID 0, 1

>= 1.5 TB Storage

Dual Gigabit Ethernet

PCI Express

built-in integrated graphics



I wonder if we will see Apple coming out with additional form factors. I would love to see a Xserver Blade product.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,341member
    Apple make me happy.



    Dual Woodcrest

    2U Rack Optimized

    Integrated 16MB of graphics

    8SAS/SATA Hot Swap bays

    FB-DIMM

    Dual GigE

    2Gb Fibre
  • Reply 2 of 4
    smalmsmalm Posts: 667member
    1U

    1 Woodcrest 2.33

    2 Woodcrest 2.66 - BTO 3.0

    GMA 950



    Dual Clovertown H1 2007

    Intel will make a deal with Audi and call it Xeon Quattro
  • Reply 3 of 4
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,341member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by smalM

    1U

    1 Woodcrest 2.33

    2 Woodcrest 2.66 - BTO 3.0

    GMA 950



    Dual Clovertown H1 2007

    Intel will make a deal with Audi and call it Xeon Quattro




    Or the RS edition of Xserve.
  • Reply 4 of 4
    wmfwmf Posts: 1,164member
    Woodcrest is called Xeon 5100.
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