The Mac Pro Server 3.2GHz Quad Core Desktop Workstation from Apple is a loaded workstation powered by a 3.2GHz quad-core Intel Xeon processor based on the most up-to-date Intel Core architecture. An integrated memory controller enables faster access to data stored in memory by substantially boosting memory bandwidth and minimizing memory latency. Hyper-Threading technology enables 2 threads to run simultaneously on every processor core, creating 8 virtual cores for improved performance.
The server is equipped with 8GB (4x2GB) built-in registered DIMM (R-DIMM) memory operating at 1066MHz speed, with support for up to 32GB of DDR3 ECC SDRAM memory in 4 slots, for superb application performance. This is particularly helpful when working with large files and memory-intensive applications like graphics, audio, video and scientific programs. ECC provides added layer of reliability by automatically correcting memory errors if they should occur.
The Mac Pro boasts dual 1TB hard drives spinning at 7200rpm to deliver fast read and write performance. The server has the potential for up to 8TB total capacity by adding drives, which is easy, thanks to the cable-free, direct-attach drive system. The Serial ATA drives feature fast 3Gb/s transfer speeds.
Graphics performance is accelerated by an ATI Radeon HD 5770 card, ideal for motion graphics, 3D modeling, rendering, or animation. With 1GB of GDDR5 memory built in, the card is significantly faster than the top-of-the-line graphics cards from the previous generation.
The Mac Pro comes with an 18x SuperDrive CD / DVD Burner, which can supports both single- and double-layer media. Add a second SuperDrive to really streamline workflow, enabling backup to 2 double-layer DVD's simultaneously, letting you export Final Cut Studio projects to a DVD while you import music from a CD into your iTunes library, or simply allowing you to copy burned DVD's with extra speed and ease.
The Mac Pro runs on OS X Server and also includes iLife '11, giving you iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand.
3.2GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon Processor
Based on latest Intel Core architecture
8MB fully shared L3 cache improves performance by preserving data and instructions in a fast-access location available to all processor cores
Built-in memory controller enables faster access to data stored in memory by substantially boosting memory bandwidth and minimizing memory latency
Turbo Boost: Dynamic performance technology automatically accelerates the cores in use when others are not required
Hyper-Threading technology enables 2 threads to run simultaneously on every processor core, creating 8 virtual cores for improved performance
8GB DDR3 ECC SDRAM
8GB (4x2GB) built-in registered DIMM (R-DIMM) memory operating at 1066 MHz speed, with support for up to 32GB of DDR3 ECC SDRAM memory in 4 slots, for superb application performance, particularly when working with large files and memory-intensive applications like graphics, audio, video and scientific programs
Utilizes advanced memory technology that delivers both speed and reliability. ECC provides added layer of reliability by automatically correcting memory errors if they should occur
2x 1TB 7200rpm 3Gb/s SATA Hard Drives
2TB included, with potential for up to 8TB total capacity by adding drives. Spinning at 7200rpm to deliver fast read and write performance, Serial ATA drives feature fast 3Gb/s transfer speeds. Or, configure the server with up to 2TB of storage with solid-state drives (SSD's)
Cable-free, direct-attach drive solution enables you to install and remove hard drives and solid-state drives easily. Drives are attached to simple drive carriers that slide neatly into place, with no cables or connectors to mess with. Removing drives is just as simple. Ideal solution for sharing drives among various workstations at home or in the studio
Great for film and video, music, and other drive-intensive operations, multiple Serial ATA drives are configurable as either RAID 0 or RAID 1 via the software RAID feature integrated into OS X
ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Card
A high-performance graphics cards from AMD makes Mac Pro graphics technology up to 5 times faster than ever before. Perfect for motion graphics, 3D modeling, rendering, or animation, the ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory comes standard. It not only provides faster performance compared to previous Mac Pro standard graphics cards -- it's also faster than the top-of-the-line graphics cards in the previous generation
18x SuperDrive CD / DVD Burner
Burns and plays CD's and DVD's. Add a second SuperDrive to really streamline workflow, enabling backup to 2 double-layer DVD's simultaneously. Alternatively, you can export Final Cut Studio projects to a DVD while you import music from a CD into your iTunes library. Still another option would be to simply copy burned DVD's with extra speed and ease
Supports single- and double-layer media. Capable of storing as much as 8.5GB of data on one disc. Also supports CD-ROM, CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW, CDI, CD Bridge, Photo CD, DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, and DVD-R media
Reads DVD's at up to 18x and CD's at up to 32x speeds
Writes DVD+R and DVD-R at up to 18x, double-layer DVD+R and DVD-R at up to 8x, DVD+RW at up to 8x, DVD-RW at up to 6x, CD-R at up to 32x, and CD-RW at up to 24x speeds
Mac OS X Server
Includes Server App, Profile Manager, Wiki Server, iCal Server, Mail Server, Xsan, the Mac App Store, Safari, Time Machine, Mission Control, Launchpad, AirDrop, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Quick Look, Spotlight, QuickTime, and more
Includes iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand. iPhoto '11 features stunning full-screen views, enabling you to completely immerse yourself in photos, whether you're browsing, editing, sharing or printing them. Take your best shots and build a beautiful photobook. With iMovie '11, transform your home movies into epic trailers and create TV-quality sports highlights and news segments. Plus, add special effects and edit sound. GarageBand '11 gives you everything you need to produce great-sounding songs, including rhythm, grooves, and even guitar and piano lessons
In the Box
Apple Mac Pro Server 3.2GHz Quad Core Desktop Workstation
3.2 GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon Turbo Boost dynamic performance up to 3.46 GHz Hyper-Threading technology for up to 8 virtual cores Integrated memory controller 128-bit SSE4 SIMD engine 64-bit data paths and registers
Interface: Double-wide 16-lane PCI Express 2.0 graphics slot Installed: ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1.0 GB of GDDR5 SDRAM 2x Mini DisplayPort outputs, 1x dual-link DVI port Support for up to three displays; Up to six displays supported via installation of a second ATI Radeon HD 5770 card
Supported Resolutions Digital: 2560 x 1600 Analog: 2048 x 1536 Additional DVI output via optional Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (not included); additional dual-link DVI output via Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (not included); VGA output via Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter or DVI to VGA Display Adapter (not included) Also supports optional ATI Radeon HD 5870 card with 1GB of GDDR5 memory, 2x Mini DisplayPort outputs, 1x dual-link DVI port
Fixed Bays: 4x 3.5" (8.9 cm) Independent 3.0 Gb/s Serial ATA cable-free, direct attach hard drive bays; 4x internal hard drive carriers included Installed: 2x 1.0 TB 7200 rpm drives with 32 MB cache Supported: 4x SATA Hard Drives, up to 8.0 TB potential capacity via 2.0 TB drives; or 512 GB solid-state drives
RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration
18x SuperDrive with double-layer support
Reads CD: 32x DVD: 18x
Writes CD-R: 32x CD-RW: 24x DVD-R: 18x DVD-R DL: 8x DVD+R: 18x DVD+R DL: 8x DVD+RW: 8x DVD-RW: 6x Holds up to 8.5 GB data on single disc Also supports CD-ROM, CD-Audio, CDI, CD Bridge, Photo CD, DVD-Video, DVD-ROM Supports addition of a second 18x SuperDrive (not included)
Internal Direct Attach Hard Drive Bays Bays: 4 Occupied: 2
Optical Drive Bays: 2 Occupied: 1
3x open full-length PCI Express 2.0 expansion slots 1x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot 2x PCI Express 2.0 x4 slots All slots provide mechanical support for 16-lane cards 300 W combined max for all PCI Express slots
Accepts optional Dual-Channel or Quad-Channel 4Gb Fibre Channel card