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ZDNet Mac Pro and Xserve overclocking tool

One area that the Mac has long lagged behind its PC counterparts is in custom tuning, particularly overclocking. With the Intel Macs this has naturally started to change, though the toolset for overclocking in OS X has been rather barebones. So it's...

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Psystar tests luck with OpenServ rackmount servers

Amazingly, the commercial hackintosh maker Psystar (whose efforts in building non-Apple machines running OS X we've covered at some length) still hasn't been beat down by Apple Legal and now they're back for more. They are releasing the OpenServ...

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Parallels Server for Mac available now

In October, when Apple introduced a change in policy allowing Leopard Server to run in a virtual environment on Apple hardware, Mac IT geeks everywhere looked forward to the day that they could run Windows Server, Linux and OS X Server all off their...

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Media Temple launches beta for VPS running on Leopard Server

Teaming with Parallels, Media Temple has just announced the start of private-beta period for its latest (mt) Labs offering, the (xv) Xserve-Virtual -- which they are dubbing "the world's first VPS Leopard Server." Although virtual servers running...

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Apple releases Xserve EFI Firmware Update 1.1

Apple just released an update for the Xserve. This EFI firmware update helps "improve the stability of Xserve computers," so if your Xserver has had stability issues, maybe this is just the update you've been praying for. The Xserve EFI Firmware...

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Apple drops Xsan update 2.1

If you use Xsan, then you might want to take note of the new update that Apple dropped yesterday. Apple updated Xsan Admin, Xsan Filesystem and the Xsan Uninstaller to version 2.1. According to the update note, the Xsan Filesystem update fixes: ...

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Xserve disappears from Apple's Education stores

Tuesday's launch of Xsan 2 coincided with the discontinuation of Apple's Xserve RAID Enterprise storage system. For shopper's at the Apple Store for Education, it appears that the Xserve in general has been completely removed as well. Although...

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Apple launches Xsan 2

In addition to dropping the price on the Shuffle (and introducing the 2 GB version), today's big Apple store update appears to be the launch of Xsan 2. Xsan is Apple's Storage Area Network (SAN) file system, and while this update isn't as sexy as a...

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New Mac Pros and Xserve

Well, as Nik posted a bit earlier this morning, the Apple Store is indeed down worldwide. As commenters in that post noted, Apple has updated the Mac Pro line before major trade shows before, and as commenter John pointed out, Apple has just updated...

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Xserve Lights-Out Management Firmware Update 1.1 available

Apple released Xserve Lights-Out Management Firmware Update 1.1 on Thursday. It's for Intel-based Xserves only, and will update your firmware to version 1.2.8. The Xserve I manage at work is a G5, so no update for me. Here's what I'm missing,...

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Apple ships RAID cards for Mac Pro and XServe

Let me ask you something: do you like fast storage? Redundant, fast storage? Lots and lots of gigabytes of fast, redundant storage? Sure you do, buddy -- but what's with the software RAID on your Mac Pro or your Intel-based XServe? That's so last...

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Will Leopard allow virtualization of OS X Server?

Big-iron system admins with a Mac streak (there's more of them than you'd think) would dearly love to see a fully virtualizable version of Mac OS X Server, one that could be slotted into a VMware infrastructure on third-party hardware, and run...

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XSan 1.4.2 pops in Software Update

With all the patching and fixing to make ready for Leopard, it's no surprise to see some of Apple's infrastructure tools getting updates this week. Moments ago it was ARD 3.2, and now it's Xsan Admin Update & Filesystem Update 1.4.2! The new...

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New Xserves in the pipeline?

With the release of all the Leopard Server specs, eagle-eyed reader Tony notes that Apple's Server Administration information page shows a screenshot of an intriguing configuration: a 2x 2.7Ghz Dual-Core Intel Xeon-based XServe. No such machine with...

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The Ultimate iTunes Media Server

I've been toying around with the idea of building a full Mac media server for my family, but this project by James Hodge puts any ideas I had to shame. His Ultimate iTunes Media Server is built around a PowerMac G4 with an Xserve RAID for storage....

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Apple moving iron: #10 server brand

DigiTimes is reporting numbers from IDC which show that Apple posted impressive 73% on-quarter growth in server shipments in the first quarter of 2007, moving into 10th place among server brands. Apple shipped 8700 units overall, with the gains...

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