[Bioclusters] sorry -- I took the G5 xserve pics down since they may not be production versions

Chris Dagdigian bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Mon, 16 Feb 2004 15:54:09 -0500

Totally my fault. Apologies for posting pics and then yanking them a few 
minutes later.

There was some confusion about what sort of G5 Xserve's we have -- it 
turns out that we may not actually have recieved the official shipping 
versions of the xserve g5's.

We like Apple. In the interest of accuracy I don't want to put up 
pictures of non-production seed hardware. I'll put up photos and a new 
gallery once we get the official hardware inhouse.


Chris Dagdigian wrote:

> 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:
> http://bioteam.net/gallery/G5xserve
> Regards,
> Chris

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