GVS9000 vs. Apple



GVS 9000 1U and 4U PowerPC vs. Apple Xserve and Workstation

Configuration Summary

Dual PowerPC G4

1.5GB DDR SDRAM - 3 DIMMs

Dual 180GB Ultra ATA - 7200rpm Drive

CD-ROM drive

ATI Radeon 8500 w/64MB DDR

Advantages
PowerMAC
Xserver
Dual Processor Speed Dual 1.42GHz Dual 1.42GHz Dual 1.42Ghz Dual 1.42GHz Dual 1.33GHz
Above Configuration Cost Per CPU $4,945.00 $3,626.00 $3,584.00 $3,545.00 w/o Rack $5,299.00
Total Cost Based On 12 CPU/24 Processor $59,340.00 $43,512.00 $43,000.00 $42,540.00 $63,588.00
Cost GHz PowerPC Velocity Engine vector processing unit $2,472.00 $1,813.00 $1,792.00 $1,772.00 $2549.00
Cost of additional UltraATA/7200 RPM drives $345.00(180GB) $325.00(180GB) $345.00(180GB) $400.00(180GB) $500.00(180GB)
Cost of additional UltraATA/7200 RPM drives $445.00(250GB) $399.00(250GB) $445.00(250GB)
N/A
N/A
Cost per 180GB/250GB $1.92/$1.72 $1.81/$1.60 $1.91/$1.72 $2.22/N/A $2.77/N/A
Total U Backspace for 12 CPU/24 Processor (U=1.75") 12U+ 24U 48U 72U 12U
Power Supply size up to dual 450W

up to dual 450W

up to dual 450W single 400W max 345W
Highest Processor Speed 1.42GHz 1.42GHz 1.42GHz 1.42GHz 1.33GHz
Number of Processor Support 2 2 2 2 2
On-chip L2 cache running at processor speed 256K 256K 256K 256K 256K
L3 cache per processor with up to 4GB/s throughput 2MB 2MB 2MB 2MB 2MB
Dual Redundant Power Supply Yes Yes Yes No No
Of the shelf drive support Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Max IDE drive size available 300GB 300GB 300GB 180GB 180GB
Max internal ATA Storage capacity 600GB 1.5TB 4.5TB 720GB 720GB
Max internal SCSI320 Storage capacity 292GB 730GB 2.2TB 588GB* 0
Future Processor and mother board support Yes Yes Yes No No
Bluetooth technology Yes Yes Yes Yes No
PCI Slot 1-2 2 4-8* 4 2
AGP 4X Slot w/Power (Cinema Display) Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Hot-Swap drive bay option Yes Yes Yes No Yes
SCSI320/160 Hot-swap drive bay Yes Yes Yes No No
UltraATA133 Hot-swap drive bay Yes Yes Yes No No
UltraATA100 Hot-swap drive bay Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Removable Air filter System No No Yes No No
Temperature Alarm system (optional) Yes Yes Yes No No
Super Drive Support Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Dual CD/DVD-R option Yes Yes Yes Yes No
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro Yes Yes Yes Yes No
CD/RW Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Airporter Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Number of Gigabit Port 1-5 1-5 1-5 1

1-2

Several Port DB9 No Yes Yes No Yes
Memory Type DDR SDRAM DDR SDRAM DDR SDRAM DDR SDRAM DDR SDRAM
Headless Boot No Yes Yes No Yes
Mac OS 9.x boothable Yes Yes Yes No No
Number of Processor in 12 U Rack Space, In a 19" Rack Mount Unit 24 12 6 4 24
Front Locking System Yes Yes Yes No Yes
SSS Pre Installed and Configured Yes Yes Yes No No
Complete Metal Surface for increased conductivity (better disbursement of heat ) Yes Yes Yes No No
Complete case can be recycle Yes No Yes No No
Front Firewire 800 and USB connector option No No Yes No No
Total number of Internal CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD-R Unit 1 1 Up to 4 1 1/LP CD
Total number of Internal Ultra ATA Drive Support 3 5 9 3 4
Total number of Internal SCSI Drive Support 2 5 8 4 0
Total number of Internal 2GB FIBRE Drive Support 2 3 6 0 0
Total number of Internal Hot-Swap Drive Bay Support 2 2 15 0 4
External PCI Slot 1-2 1or 2 4 4 2
Full Size AGP 4x Graphic Slot Support Yes Yes Yes Yes No (Half size)

Remote monitoring and management tools
Yes Optional Optional No Yes
Prevention for accidental restore or reset during production Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Additional Cooling for better and longer life of your system Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Onboard disk controller UltraATA UltraATA UltraATA UltraATA UltraATA
Hot-plug drives option Yes Yes Yes No Yes
DB-9 serial port Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Hardware RAID No Yes Yes No No
7/24 Support Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Optional Linux OS Pre Install and Configured Yes Yes Yes No No

Total score base on options offered for each product (The higher is better)

29 Yes
29 Yes
32 Yes
8 Yes
12 Yes

 

GVS 9000 1U, 2U and 4U PowerPC G4 System is designed for:

  • Individuals and/or companies that require a large number of rack mounted computer systems.
  • Limited desk space.
  • Internal CD/RW or Dual DVD-ROM and Super Drive option
  • Quiet work environment.
  • Secure production area in a single rack mount system.
  • Centralized rack system for all production workstations, RAID storage, Backup, Networking, RMU and UPS.
  • GVS 9000 4U can be designed for centralized collaboration where users have only the keyboard, mouse and peripheral devices such as Zip or CD/RW attached via USB Port to the key board, and all the other hardware is in a secure or centralized production area
  • Product specifications are subject to change without notice
  • GVS is not responsible for typographic errors.

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