Xserve (Cluster Node)

Introduced: March 2003
Terminated: January 2004


The Xserve (Cluster Node) operated as a node when a cluster of Xserves was being used.  It had dual 1.33Ghz processors, 512Mb of RAM and a 60Gb hard drive.


Unlike the regular Xserve, the Xserve (Cluster Node) did not include an optical drive or graphics card.  It could also only support one ATA hard drive.

The Xserve was geared towards education and enterprise markets.  It could be used for a variety of purposes including acting as a file server, a web server in addition to clustering high-performance applications. 


Xserve (Cluster Node)


Processor: PowerPC 7455 v3.3 (G4)
Number of Cores: 1
Processor Speed: dual 1.33 GHz
Benchmarks: dual 1.33 GHz: 1126
Cache: 64 KB L1, 256 KB L2, 2 MB DDR L3
System Bus: 133 MHz
Hard Drive: 60 GB 7200-rpm (2MB disk cache)
Media: None
Rack Support: Fits EIA-310-D-compliant, industry-standard 19-inch-wide racks, including four-post racks (24 inches, 26 inches, and from 29 to 36 inches deep) and two-post telco racks (center-mount brackets included)
Weight and Dimensions (US): 26 lbs., 1.73 H x 17.6” W x 28” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 11.8 kg, 4.3 cm H x 44.7 cm W x 71.1 cm D
Original Mac OS: Mac OS X Server 10.2.4 (6I34) (10-Client)
Maximum Mac OS: Latest release of Mac OS X
Hardware Test: AHT (Xserve) v2.0.1
Firmware: Open Firmware
Firmware Update: None
Logicboard RAM: None
Maximum RAM: 2.0 GB
Type of RAM Slots: 4 - PC2700 DDR333 SDRAM
Minimum RAM Speed: 10 ns
Graphics Card: None
Graphics Memory:—
Built-in Display: None
Display Connection: VGA or DVI, VGA, and S-video
Expansion Slots: 2 - PCI 66MHz 64-bit
Expansion Bays: 1 - Apple Drive Module bay
Hard Drive Bus: 1 - Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
ADM Compatibility: 60, 120, 180, 250, 400, and 500 GB
Backup Battery:—
Max Watts:—
Line Voltage: 90V-264V AC
Ethernet: 10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
Modem: None
Serial: 1 - DB9 (RS-232)
USB: 2 - 12 MBit/s
FireWire: 2 - 800MBit/s, 1 - 400 MBit/s (15W total power)
Fibre Channel: None
Audio In: None
Audio Out: None


Introduced in March 2003, the Xserve (Cluster Node) was replaced with newer models in January 2004.



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