[Bioclusters] hardware pics: Apple Xserve G5 (both configs) side by side with G5 towers

Chris Dagdigian bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Mon, 16 Feb 2004 14:43:01 -0500

What can I say? I'm an infrastructure geek at heart.

Anyway -- we finally got our hands on some 1U Apple G5 Xserve hardware. 
One of the standard Xserve G5 units plus one of the special "compute 
node" configurations that sacrifices 2x drive bays and the optical drive 
to bring the hardware price down lower.

I pulled them out of our lab  along with the pair of G5 towers and took 
some side by side pictures. Once I saw how huge the CPU/heatsink combo 
is in the tower chassis I was amazed that Apple was even able to 
consider making a 1U variant.

Picture gallery URL is here:



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