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TZ
06-26-2006, 12:35 PM
Intel's new Xeon 5100 (http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/20060626comp.htm) processor series (a.k.a. "Woodcrest"), looks like a great foundation for an Apple server or professional workstation.

TZ
07-06-2006, 10:33 AM
Unisys switches to Woodcrest - Unisys recently confirmed it will place its own custom CMOS mainframe processor plans on hold and will opt for using off-the-shelf Intel Xeon 5100 series processors.

The mainframe technology provider says that after previewing the current and future performance growth curves of Intel's Xeon offerings, it currently sees no reason to continue to develop custom solutions for its own products.
http://www.geek.com/news/geeknews/2006Jul/bch20060706037227.htm

TZ
10-18-2006, 06:53 AM
Apple's Xserve Xeon: Built to fall apart
October 16, 2006

Apple's Xserve Xeon: Built to fall apart
Filed under: Design and engineering , Servers and storage

A couple of weeks ago, Apple invited me to its campus to get a close-up look at Apple's Xserve Xeon. It is a marvel of physical design, so much so that I find that it implausible that Xserve Xeon and Xserve G5 could have been designed by the same company. Xserve G5 was pretty tight, but Xserve Xeon makes its predecessor, not to mention ever PC 1U rack server I've seen, look slapped together.

http://weblog.infoworld.com/enterprisemac/archives/2006/10/apples_xserve_x.html

unclemac
10-18-2006, 09:42 AM
Can't wait. Too bad we are moving towards mostly Win servers...and maybe a blade center in the future, otherwise I would be looking to see if we can replace some of out aging Dells with these babies.

Lack of hardware RAID might be the last piece of the pie missing. Fingers crossed that Apple gives us a nice surprise there too.