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FOSE 04: Apple rep on Xserve setup ease

updated 10:15 pm EST, Wed March 24, 2004

Xserve setup ease

According to Apple server hardware manager Douglas Brooks, the Xserve "is not for IT people, it's ." Brooks made the comment at the FOSE 2004 tech trade show in Washington, DC. He also said the $4000 dual-processor model is hardware-streamlined for tight coupling in an Apple Workgroup Cluster, in contrast with the more loosely coupled Linux PC clusters (nicknamed Beowulf).

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  1. Elektrix

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Cool, but...

    Isn't it mainly IT people that attend conferences like FOSE? And isn't one of the main things that sort of kills Apple in these kinds of things the fact that it makes IT people less necessary? Not that Apple is wrong, but it seems like it may not possibly go down well to say "hey, here's something that's so well designed and so far ahead of the curve, you aren't going to need a huge IT staff and budget if you go with these".

  1. Eug Wanker

    Joined: Dec 1969



    It's not as if it's Apple saying, "Use our stuff and you're out of job".

    It's more like Apple saying, "Use our stuff and you'll have an easier time doing your job and it will cost your bosses less".

    Now whether or not that's true is a different story.

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