Xserve G5 - Technical Specifications

Configurations  Single Processor
Dual Processor
Cluster Node
Processor  Single 2.0GHz PowerPC G5 Dual 2.3GHz PowerPC G5
Frontside bus  1GHz 1.15GHz per processor
On-chip L2 cache  512K per processor
ECC memory  1GB, 16GB Maximum 512MB, 16GB Maximum
Hot-plug storage   (1)  One 80GB Serial ATA Apple Drive Module; support for up to 1.5TB (2)  in three drive bays One drive bay with 80GB Serial ATA Apple Drive Module
Hardware RAID  Optional N/A
Optical drive  Slot-loading Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) or optional SuperDrive(DVD-R/CD-RW) N/A
I/O connectivity  Two built-in Gigabit Ethernet interfaces (10/100/1000 BASE-T RJ-45); two FireWire 800, one FireWire 400, two USB 2.0, one DB-9 (RS-232) serial port
PCI slots  Two full-length 64-bit PCI-X slots; supports 1 card at 133MHz or 2 at 100MHz
PCI expansion options   (5) 
  • Apple Fibre Channel PCI-X card (for connecting to Xserve RAID)
  • Hardware RAID PCI card
  • Gigabit Ethernet PCI-X card
  • Dual channel 320 SCSI PCI-X card
  • PCI video card with VGA connector
Service and Support  90 days of free telephone support and one-year limited warranty, optional AppleCare Support plans are available.
Also included  Mounting screws with M5 and 10/32-inch threads; caged nuts; cable management arm for four-post racks; agency-approved 12-foot power cable


Configurations Single Processor
Dual Processor
Cluster Node
Mac OS X Server 10.4 Unlimited-Client Edition 10-Client Edition
Included services
  • File and printer sharing: Macintosh (AFP, PAP, IPP), Windows (SMB/CIFS, IPP), UNIX and Linux (NFS, LPR/LPD), Internet (FTP, WebDAV)
  • Directory services: Open Directory (OpenLDAP, Kerberos, SASL), NT Domain Services (Samba 3), Backup Domain Controller (BDC)
  • Mail services: Postfix (SMTP), Cyrus (IMPAP, POP); webmail (SquirrelMail), mailing lists (Mailman), junk mail filtering (SpamAssassin), virus detection and quarantine (ClamAV)
  • Web hosting: Apache web server, JBoss application server (EJB), Apache Tomcat (JSPs, Servlets), MySQL
  • Media streaming: QuickTime Streaming Server (H.264, 3GPP, MPEG-4, MP3, AAC, RTP/RTSP), QuickTime Broadcaster, QTSS Publisher
  • Collaboration services: iChat Server, Weblog Server
  • Desktop management: Workgroup Manager, NetBoot, Network Install, Software Update Server
  • Network and security: DNS, DHCP, NAT, FireWall (IPFW2), VPN server (L2TP, PPTP), NTP
  • Management tools: Server Monitor (for Xserve hardware monitoring), Server Admin, Secure Shell (SSH2), SNMPv3
  • Distributed computing: Xgrid


Physical Specifications
Configurations Single Processor
Dual Processor
Cluster Node
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)
  • Cable management arm for four-post rack
  • Front-to-back cooling for rack enclosure
Electrical and environmental requirements
  • Line voltage: universal input (90V to 264V AC), power factor corrected
  • Maximum input current: 4A (90V to 115V) or 2A (180V to 264V)
  • Frequency: 47Hz to 63Hz, single phase
  • Output power: 400W
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: -40° to 116° F (-40° to 47° C)
  • Maximum altitude: 10,000 feet
  • FCC Class A approved
Size and weight
  • 1.73 inches (4.4 cm) high by 17.6 inches (44.7 cm) wide by 28 inches (71.1 cm) deep
  • 33 pounds (15.1 kg); 37 pounds (16.6 kg) with three Apple Drive Modules
  1. For hard drive capacity measurements, 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = 1 trillion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Maximum capacity of 1.5TB achieved through use of three 500GB Apple Drive Modules.
  3. Actual rates will vary.
  4. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  5. PCI expansion options not available for Xserve G5 Cluster Node Build-To-Order.
  • Product specifications are subject to change without notice.
Published Date: Jul 26, 2017