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Apple updates Xserve RAID

LaCie offers new Ethernet Disk, Biggest S1S

LaCie on Monday introduced a new four-bay external RAID system and an updated Ethernet Disk SAN solution with Gigabit Ethernet.

iStoRA qualified by EMC Dantz for Retrospect

Breece Hill’s iStoRA disk-to-disk-to-tape backup solution has been vetted by EMC Dantz for use with Retrospect.

Apple lands four spots in TOP500 list

Four Xserve-based supercomputers landed spots this June’s TOP500 list, a collection of the world’s fasted supercomputers.

Xserve RAID driver update 1.0 released

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 releases Xsan Update 1.0.1

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 sells server group to Gizmac

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.

Pledged to the Mac

Rob Griffiths got a first-hand look at how a Mac-based system is helping Oregon Public Broadcasting handle its pledge drives.

Bowie State Univ. launches XSEED Xserve cluster

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 gets nod from genomics researchers

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.

UIUC's 640-node Xserve cluster wins on price, speed

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.

UIUC sets up 640-node Turing Xserve Cluster

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.

Opinion: Apple quietly raises the stakes

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.