Apple announces it still makes Xserves

Apple today announced that not only do they still make Xserves, but they actually updated them. According to Apple, the new Xseres “deliver up to twice the performance of the previous system,” and feature Intel’s new “Nehalem” Xeon processors and a next generation system architecture, giving the ew Xserves up to an 89 percent improvement in performance per watt over the previous model, which they were still apparently selling. Above: Introducing... Read More

Apple kills Xserve RAID, now hawking Promise Servers

Apple used today’s Xsan announcement to quietly distract from the fact that it has dropped the “boat anchor” that is the Xserve RAID from its product lineup. Visiting the old Xserve RAID page now shows Apple is selling Promise VTrak E-Class RAID instead of the Xserve RAIDS. Xserve RAID, while still showing up in Apple-sirte search results, is no longer available in the online store. “The Promise VTrak E-Class RAID Subsystem delivers outstanding performance,... Read More

Apple Introduces New Mac Pro/Xserve

In a sign that Apple perhaps has something more important to announce at next week’s Macworld, today the company announced updates to its Mac Pro and Xserve lines. The New Mac Pro Apple today introduced the new Mac Pro with eight processor cores and a new system architecture that delivers up to twice the performance of its predecessor. The new Mac Pro combines two of Intel’s new 45 nanometer Quad-Core Xeon processors running up to 3.2 GHz, powerful new graphics and... Read More

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