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Apple updates Xserve with new Xeons

Apple's servers now have new Intel quad-core processors to get them up and running.

Apple's Xserve has new processor options. Apple

Apple unveiled an updated version of its Xserve server Tuesday, adding Intel's latest server processors.

The Xserve is possibly the least-promoted product in Apple's lineup, but the company has certain educational and creative-professional customers that like to run a Mac OS X environment top to bottom. Still, the Xserve accounts for a fraction of Apple's revenue, although it caused a few problems for future iPod and iPhone chief Mark Papermaster upon his departure from IBM.

The new models come with the option of one or two of Intel's quad-core 2.26GHz Xeon processors and 3GB of RAM, with the base model starting at $2,999 with the single processor. Several configuration options are available, including Xeon processors up to 2.93GHz.