ThinkSecret에 의하면 Woodcrest라는 Xeon 칩을 장착한 Xserve가 올 여름 출시될 예정이라고 합니다. 현재 Xserve 최고 기종은 2.3GHz G5 프로세서를 장착한 모델인데, CPU가 인텔로 바뀌고 OS도 바뀐다면 많은 변화를 기대해 볼 만 하다고 봅니다.
요즘 6년째 사용하고 있는 Compaq DL360 서버때문에 속이 상해서 죽을 맛인데 이참에 아예 관리하기 편하고 맛있게(?) 생긴 Xserve로 갈아탈까 고민중입니다. 문제는 자금이… ㅋㅋ.
찾아보니 중고 모델이 몇개 나와있는 상태입니다. 역시 중고 가격도 만만치 않네요.
Briefly: Intel-based Xserve due this summer
Apple’s Xserve may find Intel processors inside of it ahead of any Power Mac upgrade, sources report. Intel is currently on track to deliver Woodcrest, the code-named successor to its Xeon processor targeted at servers, in June, and sources say Apple is eying the release of the first Intel-based Xserve around July.
Apple’s Power Mac systems, meanwhile, are expected to make the transition to Intel processors with the Core 2 Duo, code-named Conroe, for which Intel is targeting a July release. It has been widely speculated that new pro systems will debut around Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference, which takes place in early August.
If Apple goes ahead with such a plan, it would not mark the first time its Xserve has trumped the Power Mac in performance. Apple quietly started shipping Xserves with 2.3GHz Power PC G5 processors when the Power Mac still topped out at 2GHz.
Meanwhile, sources inside Intel are reporting that Merom, the laptop-friendly version of the Core 2 Duo, remains on track for an August release, indicating a new MacBook Pro may arrive soon afterwards, depending on when Apple chooses to employ the new chip in its products.