Xserve G5 (Cluster Node)


Family: Servers

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 10.3

Maximum OS: 10.5.8

Introduced: January 2004

Terminated: November 2006


CPU: PowerPC 970FX "G5"

CPU Speed: 2x2.0, 2x2.3 GHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 1.0/1.15 GHz

Register Width: 64-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 64-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 64 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 512 kB on-processor

ROM: 1 MB ROM + 3 MB toolbox ROM loaded into RAM

RAM Type: PC3200 DDR

Minimum RAM Speed: 400 MHz

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 8

Maximum RAM: 8.0 GB

Expansion Slots: Two 64-bit, 133MHz PCI-X


Video Out: VGA (with optional video card)


Hard Drive: 80 GB 7200 RPM

ATA Bus: Serial ATA

Optical Drive: none


USB: 2 (2.0)

Serial: DB-9

Firewire: 1

Firewire800: 2

Speaker: mono


Ethernet: 2x 10/100/1000Base-T


Power: 400 Watts

Dimensions: 1.73" H x 17.6" W x 28" D

Weight: 33.1 lbs.

Introduced in January 2004, the Xserve G5 (Cluster Node) brought to the cluster-optimized Xserve model up to feature parity with the concurrently released Xserve G5. It shipped with dual 2 GHz PowerPC 970FX processors and 512 MB of RAM for $2,999. In January 2005, the Cluster Node was speed-bumped to dual 2.3 GHz processors.

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