Ever since Apple introduced G5’s towers, many have asked if the company would eventually release an XServe based on the fast new processor. Although Apple hasn’t said anything officially, it would appear that the company made them available to select individuals for testing purposes. A support message posted on the new XGrid mailing list is very telling. A brief osViews post has all the details.
XServe G5 Claimed on Apple’s XGrid Mailing List
Submitted by Kelly McNeill 2003-10-21 Apple 14 Comments
And having interaction from a number of Terra Soft employees, I’ve been told that the cluster that TSS is building as part of a SONAR imaging system Lockheed is making for the Navy (see http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/39/32211.html) consists of G5 XServes as well. Unfortunately, I’ve never seen one…
That guy is known to be just screwing with the list. He’s just making it up. There’s been a request to have him kicked off.
hey, if you want to post articles about the server, how about the real one about the uni in Oz who bought some apple raids for their dell, linux set up?
Ever since Apple introduced G5’s towers, many have asked if the company would eventually release an XServe based on the fast new processor.
The answer to “if” should be pretty self-evident – of course they will *eventually*. The only really interesting question is “when”. Personally, I’d be surprised if we didn’t see at least an “it’s available” announcement within six months (in typical Apple fashion, with actual units not shipping for another few months, though). I’d also be astounded if they didn’t have prototypes up and kicking *somewhere* – it’s not like making 1U rackmounts is rocket science.
There is a small tea spoon worth of truth, however, I would be more convinced that a G5 XServer will come out once there is another revision, that is, 1.6Ghz will become the low end chip used in consumer computers and the low end for the PowerMac range becomes a single 1.8Ghz G5 CPU.
Well, you didn’t talk to this Terra Soft employee. I don’t know who would have claimed that the Xserves we’re deploying
are G5s. They are absolutely not G5s, as no such machines exist outside of Apple (where one can assume they ought to be under development).
What’s up man, Jesse Kulenski says hi. He has a lot of funny stories about you.
I don’t know who would have claimed that the Xserves we’re deploying are G5s.
His name is Shane Spencer, he’s doing testing on the XServes (apparently claiming you are moving them to some sort of custom fabricated case). I believe he may be working for some subcontractor of yours, but I do know he knows Kai Staats.
I don’t know why Shane is claiming that, but it is absolutely false (other then the case thing, which we’ve stated to The Register, etc.). The tower G5s are just barely running YDL, so it is absolute insane to think that we’ve got secret G5 Xserves running a highly tested, production quality YDL codebase.
And just for the record, Shane does not count as:
“having interaction from a number of Terra Soft employees”. He’s one guy, and not an employee as you’ve so accurately pointed out in your latest reply.
At the moment the Apple Store is down… is this a sign?
we’ll see a G5 x serve in time. I still want to know when mr. jobs will update the g4 power mac. if i can get that $1299 G4 with a little bit more power then i will “switch.”
The Applestore was down for new eMacs and iMacs. Woohoo! I’m getting close to switchin!
Linux Lewis – I think you’re just a bit confused. The eMac line did undergo a pricing change today, but new iMacs were not introduced. You might be thinking of the iBook – Apple is now putting G4s in the consumer laptop line.
Apple is all G4 or G5 now!
As has been noted, the poster on the xGrid mailing list is a known rumour seeder, and has come up with such fantastic things as the iPhone and scroll-joystick mouse. Plus the fact that Apple haven’t even bothered to humour him with a cease & desist indicates the rumour is entirely false.