GVS Inc.-GVS9000 Power Mac G5 - Technical Specifications GVS Inc, Grande Vitesse System - GVS9000 4.2U PowerPC G5 - Technical Specifications GVS9000 4.2U PowerPC G5 Dual 2.0GHz 167MHz bus

Product Specification:

Running on the most powerful operating systems in the industry, Mac OS X and Linux, GVS9000 G5 offers users the utmost in expansion capability, and delivers outstanding performance for demanding applications where stability and speed are issues such as high video, SD/HD editing, audio design, military, airline, medical and many others. With internal RAID storage capable of exceeding 1.6TB internal storage, speed pick at 3.2GBit/sec, rugged 64-bit application code, complete 2U rack space, and rugged design it allows you to take a single product on the road.

GVS9000 2U Rack Mount PowerMAC G5 Configuration

Order number GVS9000 2U 2.0Ghz
GVS9000 2U Dual 2.0Ghz
GVS9000 2U Dual 2.0GHz
GVS9000 2U Dual 2GHz
G5 Processor Single 2.0Ghz PowerPC G5 Dual 2.0Ghz PowerPC G5 Dual 2.0GHz PowerPC G5 Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5
L2 Cache 512K 512K per processor 512K per processor 512K per processor
Frontside bus 1.0 GHz per processor 1.0 GHz per processor 1.0 GHz per processor 1.0GHz per processor
DDR SDRAM main memory 2048MB ECC (400MHz)4GB maximum 4096MB ECC (400MHz)4GB maximum 8192MB ECC (400MHz) maximum memory throughput of up to 6.4GB per second
Quad-Pipe graphics ATI 64MB DDR SDRAM
Hard drive 80GB Serial ATA; 7200 rpm 80GB Serial ATA; 7200 rpm 73GB Serial ATA; 10000 rpm and 400GB Serial ATA
Optical drive DVD-RW (DVD-R/CD-RW) 4X
PCI slot Two open full-length 100MHz, 64-bit PCI-X slotsTwo open full-length 100MHz, 64-bit PCI-X slots Two open full-length PCI-X slots: one 133MHz, 64-bit slot or two 100MHz, 64-bit slots with future expantion to 4xPCI slots
High performance I/O Two FireWire 800 port HyperTransport mazimum 1.6GBps, two FireWire 400 ports; two USB 2.0 ports, one DB-9 (RS-232) serial port
Bays 4 internal hard drive bays Serial ATA, SCSI320, and 2GB amd 4GB Fibre (1 occupied); one optical DVDRW drive bay option
Networking Two Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet interface, each with its own interrupt, H/W generated TCP, IP and UDP checksum to detect packket corruption and transmission errors. 802.1q VLAN (Virtual LAN) tags let you group systems on different physical LANs and provide discret services to them- as if they were on a single, physical LAN. A 64 KB buffer supports jumbo framses, or packets up to 9KB.
Wireless AirPort Extreme optional; Bluetooth option
Audio Optional digital audio in with optical digital audio out, analog audio in and analog audio out
System software Linux and or Mac OS X v10.3.x

Pre configure Linux OS and Mac OS X Server 10.3 Pack:
File and printer sharing, Macintosh (AFP, PAP), Windows (SMB/CIFS), UNIX and Linux (NFS, LPR/LPD), Inernet (FTP, WebDAV)
Directory services: Open Directory (OpenLDAP, Kerberos, SASL), NT Domain Controller (Samba 3)
Web technologies: Apache web server, JBoss application server (EJB), Apache Tomcat (JSPs, Servlets), MySQL
Media streaming: QuickTime Streaming Server (MPEG-4, MP3, AAC, RTP/RTSP), QuickTime Broadcaster
Mail services: Postfix (SMTP), Cyrus (IMPAP, POP); webmail (SquirrelMail); mailing lists (Mailman)
Network and security: DNS, DHCP, NAT, FireWall (IPFW), VPN server (L2TP, PPTP)
System imaging: NetBoot, Network Install
Management tools: Server Monitor (for Xserve hardware monitoring), Server Admin, Workgroup Manager, Secure Shell (SSH2), SNMPv3

Hardware accessories Keyboard, Mouse, USB keyboard extension cable, DVI to VGA adapter, Composite and S-Video cables, S-Video to composite adaptor
Limited warranty and servic Your GVS9000 Power Mac G5 comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the GVS extended service warranty and support up to three full years. Only the GVS Warranty Servie Plan provides you with direct telephone support from GVS technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by GVS-certified technicians using genuine GVSparts. For more information, visit GVService or call 800-794-4622

Costum Configuration Options

Order a custom-configured GVS9000 from the online GV Store or an authorized GVS reseller.
Memory (ECC400MHz SDRAM; installed in pairs): 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB
Hard drives 80GB, 160GB, 200GB and 400GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA drive
80GB, 120GB, 180GB and 200GB 7200-rpm and 250GB, 300GB, 320GB 5400-rpm EIDE drive
36GB and 73GB 15,000-rpm 146GB and 300GB 10,000-rpm UltraSCSI 320 drive
36GB and 73GB 15,000-rpm 146GB and 300GB 10,000-rpm 2GB Fibre drive
Optical drive DVD-RW (DVD-R/CD-RW), Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
Graphic ATI Radeon with 32MB of DDR SDRAM, VGA ports
ATI Radeon with 128MB of DDR SDRAM, DVI and VGA ports
ATI Radeon Pro with 128MB of DDR SDRAM with 15-pin VGA, DVI and S-Video
Audio Optional GVSFlat Speakers
Internal storage

4xHot-swap SATA Drive Bay with following options:
a. 3x73GB SATA 10,000RPM hot-swap drive
b. 3x250GB SATA 7,200RPM hot-swap drive
c. 3x400GB SATA 7,200RPM hot-swap drive
4x250GB or 400GB SATA drive option
4x73-300GB Ultra320 SCSI drive option
4x73-300GB Fibre drive option

External storage Nomadic RAID with 2GB PCI Channel Card
PCI-X Ultra320 SCSI Card
Nomadic Cube Firewire 800 drive
Nomadic Cube Fibre drive
External Archive Nomadic Archive From 2TB to 140TB speed of 30MB/sec to 1000GB/hr
Complite Fibre channel interface
Nomadic LTO-2 Nomadic LTO 4TB native and 8TB compressed up to 60MB/sec
Nomadic SDLT Nomadic SDLT 2.2TB native backup
Wireles AirPort Extreme Card
AirPort Extreme Base Station
AirPort Extreme Base Station (with modem and antenna port)
Internal Bluetooth module with antenna
Displays GVS Panoramic Display (26-75-inch flat panel) PN0X15XX
GVS Panoramic Display (52-85-inch flat panel) PAN0X17XX
GVS Panoramic Display (54-90-inch flat panel) PAN181834-30
GVS Panoramic Display (60-100-inch flat panel) PAN202034-4
GVS Panoramic HD Display (72-120-inch flat panel) PAN24220HDLCD
Services GVS On-stage Warranty Service 24/7
Advance replacement
Phone service 24/7

Technical Specifications

  • 2.0Ghz, or dual 2GHz PowerPC G5 microprocessors
  • PowerPC processor architecture with 64-bit data paths and registers
  • Native support for 32-bit application code
  • 512K on-chip L2 cache running at processor speed
  • Parallel data structure supporting up to 215 simultaneous in-flight instructions
  • Simultaneous issue of up to 10 out-of-order operations
  • Dual-pipeline Velocity Engine for 128-bit single-instruction, multiple-data (SIMD) processing
  • Two independent double-precision floating-point units
  • Advanced three-stage branch-prediction logic
  • One 1GHz or two 1GHz 64-bit DDR frontside bus supporting up to 20 GBps data throughput; one on each processor on dual processor systems
  • Point-to-point system controller

  • 128-bit data paths for up to 6.4-GBps memory throughput
  • 2.0Ghz single and dual model
    • 256MB of ECC (400MHz) DDR SDRAM
    • Four DIMM slots supporting up to 4GB of main memory
  • 2GHz dual systems
    • 512MB of ECC (400MHz) DDR SDRAM
    • Eight DIMM slots supporting up to 8GB of main memory
  • Support for the following DIMMs (in pairs):
    • 128MB DIMMs (64-bit-wide, 128- or 256-Mbit)
    • 256MB DIMMs (64-bit-wide, 128- or 256-Mbit)
    • 512MB DIMMs (64-bit-wide, 256-Mbit)
    • 1GB DIMMs (64-bit-wide, 256-Mbit)

Graphics and displays

  • PCI-X Graphics slot supporting up to 2-GBps data throughput, with one of the following graphics cards installed:
    • ATI with 32MB of DDR SDRAM(occupies a PCI-X slot)
    • ATI pro with 128MB of DDR SDRAM 15-pin VGA DVI and S-Video (occupies a PCI-X slot)
  • Support for Analog resolutions up to 2048 by 1536 pixels @ 85Hz and 1920 by 1080-pixel resolution @ 120Hz
  • Support for digital resolutions up to 1920 by 1200 pixels @ 60Hz
  • S-Video, VGA and DVI connectors; DVI to VGA adapter included
  • Dual display support for extended desktop and video mirroring modes
  • Support for up to 4 GVS Panoramic displays

  • Three Serial ATA controllers supporting up to 150-MBps data throughput per hard drive on board
  • Up to 8 Serial ATA controllers support with PCI interface card
  • Up to 12 SATA Drive w/Nomadic4U
  • Four 3.5-inch hard drive expansion bays with hot-swap drive bay support up to 4 removable drive
    • Serial ATA, UltraATA(EIDE), UltraSCSI320 and 2GB Fibre drive support
    • 80GB, 160GB, 250GB, 400GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA drive installed in any costume configurations
    • 80GB, 120GB, 160GB and 250GB 7200-rpm 400GB and 500GB SATA drive installed in any costume configurations
    • 36GB and 73GB 15,000-rpm 146GB and 300GB 10,000-rpm UltraSCSI 320 drive installed in any number of configurations
    • 36GB and 73GB 15,000-rpm 146GB and 300GB 10,000-rpm 2GB Fibre drive installed in any number of configurations
    • Support for up to 8 internal Serial ATA drives, ; 4000GB maximum system capacity
    • 8MB memory buffers on all hard drives
  • One Optical drive bay with DVD-R(DVD-R/CD-RW) installed; writes DVD-R discs at up to 4x speed, reads DVDs at up to 4x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to16x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 10x speed, reads CDs at up to 32x speed
  • Panasonic LF-D291 Internal SCSI DVD-RAM drive option
  • Toshiba SD-R6012 slim DVD-R/-RW 1X/1X/8X CD-RW 16X/10X/24X drive option
PCI expansion
  • One of the following configurations:
    • Single and dual 2.0Ghz two open full-length 64-bit, 133MHz PCI-X slots
    • Dual 2GHz One open full-length 64-bit, 133MHz PCI-X slot or two open full-length 64-bit 100MHz PCI-X slots


  • Two 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet connector (RJ-45)
  • Built-in serial port (RS-232)
  • Expansion slot for optional PCI slot
  • External AirPort Extreme antenna
  • Optional Bluetooth 1.1 module and antenna

Peripherals and audio
  • Two FireWire 800 port and tow FireWire 400 ports (4 on back panel, one in the front)
  • Two USB 2.0 ports (two on back panel), two USB 1.1 ports on keyboard optional
  • PCI headphone minijack and speaker option
  • Optical digital audio in and out Toslink connectors optional
  • Stereo audio in and out minijacks optional

Electrical and environmental requirements
  • Line voltage: 90-132V AC or 180-264V AC
  • Frequency: 47Hz to 63Hz, single phase
  • Maximum current: 5.4A (low-voltage range) or 2.2A (high-voltage range)
  • Output power: 400W
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: -40° to 116° F (-40° to 47° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum altitude: 10,000 feet

Size and weight
  • Height: 3.4inches (83 mm)
  • Width: 17.0inches (416mm)
  • Depth: 19.38inches (492mm)
  • Weight: 39.2 pounds (17.8 kg) (14)
  1. Weight varies by configuration.
  2. Options are change based on availability contact GVS or authorized resellers.

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