이번 Apple WWDC 2006에서 내 관심을 가장 끄는 두가지

Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger 그리고 Tiger…

애플 키노트에서의 레오파드 프리뷰를 보면 Spaces를 집중 조명하고 있지만 나는 웬지 타임머쉰이 더 궁금하고 기대가 된다.

백업부터 리스토어까지 뭔가 새로운 걸 보여주는 것 같기는 하지만 직접 사용해 보기 전에는 어떨지 모르겠다.

The all-new Xserve with dual redundant power supplies – hot-swappable and load-sharing

Quad Xeon 64-bit은 어디 가고 무슨 파워 서플라이 얘기냐고?

사실 이번 신형 Xserve가 인텔 Woodcrest를 장착하고 나올 것이란건 지난 6월부터 떠도는 소문을 들어 익히 알고있었다. 그러나 듀얼 파워 서플라이는 예상하지 못했었다. 사실 1U 사이즈 서버에 듀얼 파워가 달려있는 건 보지 못했다. 뭐 내가 잘 모르니까 어딘가에 있을 수는 있겠다. 그러나 얼마가 간절히 바라던 것인가? 아리*테크의 김수용 씨와 그의 친구인 S전자에 근무하는 김모 연구원도 1U에 파워를 듀얼로 장착하는 게 어려운데다가 별 의미가 없다고 말하지 않았던가? 그러나 역시 애플은 혼자서 외롭게 간절히 바라던 나의 기대를 저버리지 않았다. 내가 얘기하지 않아도 내가 원하는 대로 만들어 주는 회사가 있다는 건 정말 기분 좋은 일이다. 참고로 나는 IDC에 있는 서버의 파워서플라이가 고장나는 바람에 약 12시간 동안 서버가 다운된 쓰라린 경험이 있다.

참고로 듀얼 파워는 기본은 아니고 옵션으로 추가 금액을 지불해야 하는 것 같은데 옵션 파워에 대한 정확한 가격은 아직은 발표되지 않은 것 같다.

Xserve의 새로운 하드웨어와 더불어 OS X Server의 새로운 Leopard 버전도 기대가 된다.

http://www.apple.com/server/macosx/leopard/



인텔에서 dual-core Xeon Processor 5100 series (코드명: 우드크레스트) 발표

Intel Corporation on Monday formally took the wraps off its dual-core Xeon Processor 5100 series of high-volume server and workstation chips, previously codenamed Woodcrest.

The world’s largest chip maker said the new chips deliver up to 135 percent performance improvements and up to 40 percent reduction in energy consumption over previous Intel server products.

They’re the first processors to take advantage of the company’s new Core microarchitecture, a power-sensitive blueprint design that also includes several innovations to improve performance. Two other Core-based chips designed for desktops (Conroe) and notebooks (Merom) will make their debut in July and August, respectively.

Intel will initially ship the Xeon 5100 series at speeds of up to 3.0GHz, the company said, which will pack a faster 1333MHz front side bus and 4 megabytes of shared L2 cache.

The 65-nanometer chips are drop-in compatible as part of Intel’s Bensley Platform, which introduces faster and more reliable memory technology called FB-DIMMs, Intel Virtualization Technology, Intel Active Server Manager and Intel I/O Acceleration Technology.

Simply put, the Core microarchitecture is a technical marvel that is driving a new era of power efficiency without compromising on what can only be described as eye-popping dual-core 64-bit performance, said Pat Gelsinger, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group.

The top-of-the-line 3.0GHz Xeon 5100 will ship with a thermal design point (TDP) of 80 watts with all others models rated at 65W. In the third quarter, Intel plans an even lower voltage version at 2.33 GHz with a TDP of just 40 watts.

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company expects the Xeon 5100 family of processors to be the fastest-ramping product in its corporate history, and has set pricing for the chips from $209 to $851 in 1,000-unit quantities, depending on features.

Intel, which has been losing ground to rival AMD in the server market, hopes the new line of low-power chips will stop the bleeding and help it regain lost market share.

The chips are also likely contenders to power a revamped line of Apple Xserve computers and possibly find their way into the Mac maker’s professional line of Mac Pro desktops, due out by August.

Intel had previously said that it will introduce a 3.2GHz version of Woodcrest later in the year.

http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1840

인텔 칩을 장착한 Apple Xserve 이번 여름 출시 예정

Apple Xserve

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.

http://www.thinksecret.com/news/0605intelxserves.html