Don't-Miss Servers Stories
LaCie on Monday introduced a new four-bay external RAID system and an updated Ethernet Disk SAN solution with Gigabit Ethernet.
Breece Hill’s iStoRA disk-to-disk-to-tape backup solution has been vetted by EMC Dantz for use with Retrospect.
Four Xserve-based supercomputers landed spots this June’s TOP500 list, a collection of the world’s fasted supercomputers.
In addition to releasing updates for iWork, Apple on Wednesday also issued a driver update for Xserve RAID. All Final Cut Pro users using an Xserve RAID should install the Xserve RAID Driver Update, Apple said in the release notes.
Apple on Monday released Xsan Update 1.0.1, an update to its Storage Area Network (SAN) file system for Mac OS X. The new update is ready for download from Apple’s Web site now, and is recommended for all Xsan systems, according to Apple.
XtremeMac on Monday announced that it has sold its line of Mac server products to Gizmac LLC in an effort to focus all of its efforts on developing accessories for Apple's iPod. Gizmac will make the XrackPRO and XtroVERT server products.
Rob Griffiths got a first-hand look at how a Mac-based system is helping Oregon Public Broadcasting handle its pledge drives.
Bowie, Md.'s Bowie State University has launched a new 224-node High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster based on Apple's Xserve G5. Called XSEED, the system won't just be used for mathematics and computer science -- its administrators plan to see the system used campus-wide, for arts and sciences.
Apple made the short list of five companies that are "widely perceived to be the best qualified to implement new technologies that will advance genomics research." Market research firm BioInformatics LLC recently published results of the survey that asked 600 genomics researchers which technology vendor they prefer.
The new Turing Xserve Cluster at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is the one of the latest large-scale high speed computing systems to use Apple's Xserve G5. The director in charge of the program said the decision to use Apple hardware and software made sense based on price, performance, compatibility, efficiency and support.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is one of the latest educational institutions to set up a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster using Macintosh computers. The university's Turing Xserve Cluster comprises 640 Apple Xserve G5 systems.
Normally I don't cover Macworld Conference & Expo, not because it's not an interesting show but because until now Apple Computer Inc. had not much to propose about storage. Things have changed.
Louisiana State University's Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) has partnered with Apple to co-sponsor the launch of Nemeaux, a supercomputer that was unveiled on Thursday. Purchased with a US$114,000 grant, Nemeaux is a cluster of 24 Xserves that is currently testing CCT's Cactus Framework and Apple's Xgrid, two grid computing applications that researchers are using to build tools for distributing audio rendering. Nemeaux will also eventually provide high-end computing power for art and digital video projects, as well as numerical relativity, fluid dynamics and scientific visualization problems.
Apple Computer Inc. on Tuesday announced that it is shipping its Xsan Storage Area Network (SAN) file system, now available for US$999 per client and per server. Xsan is a 64-bit cluster file system that enables Mac OS X Server users to share files and volumes up to 16 TB (Terabytes) in size on a Fibre Channel network. Apple also announced an upgrade to its rack-mountable Xserve G5 file server, upping the top-end and "Cluster Node" configuration's processor speed to 2.3GHz and its system bus speed to 1.15GHz.