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Product Specification:
GVS9000 4XU Dual-core & Quad-core

Running on the most powerful 64-Bit OS with 64-Bit machine in the industry, Mac OS X and Linux, GVS9000 4XU Quad-core offers users the utmost in expansion capability, and delivers outstanding performance for demanding applications where stability and speed crucial element for industries such as Aerospace, Audio/Video HD editing, Biotechnology, Communications, Defense, Education, Manufacturing, Medical Imaging, Mobile equipment, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, TV Station, Visualization and many others. With internal 3TB storage capacity its capable of reaching speed of 200MB/sec, rugged 64-bit application code, complete 4U 19" deep rack space, and rugged design it allows you to take a single product in the office or on the road.

GVS9000 4XU Rack Mount PowerPC G5 Configuration

Order number GVS90004XU Dual 2.0GHz
GVS90004XU Dual 2.3GHz
GVS90004XU Quad 2.5GHz
GVS90004XU Quad 2.5GHz with 200MB/sec Internal RAID
G5 Processor Dual-core 2GHz PowerPC G5 Dual-core 2.3GHz PowerPC G5 Two dual-core 2.5GHz PowerPC G5 Quad 2.5GHz PowerPC G5
L2 Cache 2MB Total 2MB Total 4MB Total 4MB Total
Front side bus 1GHz per processor 1.15GHz per processor 1.25GHz per processor 1.25 GHz per processor
DDR SDRAM main memory 4GB of 533MHz DD2 SDRAM PC2-4200
16GB maximum
4GB of 533MHz DD2 SDRAM PC2-4200
16GB maximum
8GB of 533MHz DD2 SDRAM PC2-4200
16GB maximum
16GB of 533MHz DD2 SDRAM PC2-4200
16x PCI-e graphics card NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE 128MB GDDR SDRAM NVIDIA GeForce 6600 256MB GDDR SDRAM NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT 256MB GDDR3 SDRAM NVIDIA Quadro 4500 512MB GDDR3 SDRAM
Graphics card memory 128-bit 128-bit 256-bit 256-bit
Memory bandwidth 6.4 GBps 8 GBps 32 GBps 33.6 GBps
Vertices per second 225 million 225 million 700 million 181 million triangles
Fill rate (texels per second) 1.2 billion 2.4 billion 8 billion 10.8 billion
Ports One single-link and one dual-link DVI One single-link and one dual-link DVI One single-link and one dual-link DVI Two dual-link DVI and stereo 3D
Graphics occupied PCI-e slot One One One Two
Internal drive bays
6 removable drive bay
Internal drive bay support
SATAII, U320, 4GB Fiber
Number of Power Supply
Total Storage Support
PCI-e RAID Card Support One One One Two
Number of RAID 2890C support
Number of Slim optical drive
Expansion PCI-e slots Three open PCI Express expansion slots: two four-lane slots and one eight-lane slot
Bays 6 internal hard drive bays Serial ATA, SCSI320, and 2GB and 4GB Fibre (1 occupied); one slim optical DVDRW drive bay option
Networking Dual 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit) Ethernet ports; integrated wireless antenna; optional AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR as option
Wireless AirPort Extreme optional 802.11g specification; IEEE 802.11b Wi-Fi certified, Bluetooth option
Audio Optical digital audio input, optical digital audio output, analog line-level input, analog line-level output, front headphone minijack and speaker
System software GVS9000 OS , OS X, Linux or UNIX OS available
Software Mac OS X, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat AV, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iLife (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, and GarageBand), iCal, DVD Player, Classic environment, Art Directors Toolkit X, FileMaker Pro Trial, GraphicConverter, Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, QuickBooks New User Edition, Zinio Reader, Xcode Development Tools, and pre set and configure for GVSAN
Hardware accessories Keyboard, Mouse, USB keyboard extension cable, DVI to VGA adapter
Limited warranty and service 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 Service 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 GVS parts. For more information, visit GVService or call 800-794-4622

Costume Configuration Options

Order a custom-configured GVS9000 from the online GVS or an authorized GVS reseller.
Memory 512MB of 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-4200); supports up to 16GB
Hard drives 250GB, and 500GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA drive 8-12 ms seek time
5GB, 10GB, 20GB and 40GB Solid state drive
146GB 15,000-rpm and 300GB 10,000-rpm UltraSCSI 320 drive 3-4 ms seek time
146GB 15,000-rpm and 300GB 10,000-rpm 4GB Fibre drive 3.6 ms seek time
Optical drive Slime 8x single-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Graphic NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE with 128MB of GDDR SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 with 256MB of GDDR SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT with 256MB of GDDR3 SDRAM
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 with 512MB of GDDR3 SDRAM (occupies 16-lane PCI Express slot and adjacent four-lane PCI Express slot)
Audio GVSFlat Speakers
1-10m Digital Fiber Optic Cable
Internal storage

6xRemovable Drive with following options:
a. 4x73GB SAS 15,000RPM hot-swap drive
b. 6x250GB SATA 7,200RPM hot-swap drive
c. 4x147GB SAS 15,000RPM hot-swap drive
d. 4x300GB SAS 10,000RPM hot-swap drive
e. 6x500GB SATAII 7,200RPM hot-swap drive
f. 4x73-300GB Ultra320 SCSI drive option
g. 4x73-300GB 4GB Fibre drive option

External storage Nomadic4U 12TB High speed secure RAID storage
Nomadic Storage Product Family with 2/4GBit Fiber Channel PCI-e
PCI-e Ultra320 SCSI Card
Nomadic Cube Firewire 800 drive
Nomadic Cube Fibre drive
External Archive Nomadic Archive From 2TB to 2.5PB speed of 30MB/sec to 1500GB/hr
Complete Fibre channel interface
Nomadic LTO-3 Nomadic LTO 4TB native and 8TB compressed up to 60MB/sec
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 optional upgrade to 3 years
Phone service 24/7
Web/email update for compatible software, OS and firmeware

Technical Specifications

  • Single 2GHz, single 2.3GHz, or dual 2.5GHz dual-core PowerPC G5 microprocessors
  • PowerPC processor architecture with 64-bit data paths and registers; each core includes:
    • 1MB on-chip L2 cache running at processor speed (total 2MB per processor)
    • 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-component branch prediction logic
  • Native support for 32-bit application code
  • Single 1GHz, single 1.15GHz, or dual 1.25GHz 64-bit DDR bidirectional frontside buses
  • Point-to-point system controller


  • 128-bit memory controller and data paths
    • 512MB of 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-4200)
    • Eight DIMM slots supporting up to 16GB of main memory
  • Support for the following DIMMs (in pairs):
    • 256MB DIMMs (64-bit-wide, 512-Mbit)
    • 512MB DIMMs (64-bit-wide, 512-Mbit)
    • 1GB DIMMs (64-bit-wide, 512-Mbit or 1-Gbit)
    • 2GB DIMMs (64-bit-wide, 1-Gbit)
  • ECC memory available in configurations with 1GB or more (build-to-order option)

Graphics and displays

  • 16-lane PCI Express graphics slot with one of the following graphics cards installed:
    • NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE with 128MB of GDDR SDRAM, one single-link DVI port, and one dual-link DVI port
  • NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 with 512MB of GDDR3 SDRAM, two dual-link DVI ports, and one stereo 3D port (build-to-order option; occupies 16-lane PCI Express slot and adjacent PCI Express slot)
      • Support for graphics cards that require up to 150W
      • Support for digital resolutions up to 1920 by 1200 pixels; dual-link DVI ports support up to 2560 by 1600 pixels
      • Support for analog resolutions up to 2048 by 1536 pixels
      • DVI to VGA Adapter included
      • Dual-display support for extended desktop and video mirroring modes
      • Support for up to two Panoramic flat-panel displays for each graphics card installed
  • Storage
    • Two Serial ATA controllers supporting up to 150-MBps data throughput per hard drive on board
    • Up to 6 Serial ATA supporting up to 300-MBps data throughput per hard drive with PCI-e host card
    • 6x3.5-inch hard drive expansion bays with removable drive bay support
      • Serial ATA, UltraATA(EIDE), UltraSCSI320 and 1/2/4GB Fibre drive support
      • 250GB and 500GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA drive installed in any costume configurations
      • 147GB 15,000-rpm and 300GB 10,000-rpm SATA drive installed in any costume configurations
      • 73GB and 146GB 15,000-rpm and 300GB 10,000-rpm UltraSCSI 320 drive installed in any number of configurations
      • 73GB 15,000-rpm 146GB and 300GB 10,000-rpm 4GB Fibre drive installed in any number of configurations
      • Support for up to 6 internal Serial ATA drives, ; 3,000GB maximum system capacity
      • 16MB memory buffers on all hard drives 500GB and more
    • One slim Optical drive bay
    • 8x Slim optical drive with single-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW); writes DVD-R discs at up to 8x speed, writes DVD+R DL discs at up to 6x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R and CD-RW discs at up to 24x speed, reads CDs at up to 32x speed
    PCI expansion
    • Four PCI Express slots of the following configurations:
      • Two open full-length four-lane PCI Express slots
      • One open full-length eight-lane PCI Express slot
      • PCI Express cards of any size supported in all slot


    • Two independent 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45) interfaces with support for jumbo frames
    • Optional AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0 (build-to-order option or installed by Apple Authorized Service Provider)
      • AirPort Extreme: Based on IEEE 802.11g standard and Wi-Fi Certified for 802.11g and 802.11b interoperability(3)
      • Bluetooth: Support for Enhanced Data Rate, or data rates up to 3 Mbps
    • Optional external USB Modem (RJ-11)
    • Integrated wireless antenna
    Peripherals and audio
    • One FireWire 800 port and two FireWire 400 ports ( one on front panel, one in the back)
    • Four USB 2.0 ports (one on front panel), two USB 1.1 ports on keyboard
    • Front headphone minijack and speaker
    • Optical digital audio in and out Toslink connectors
    • Stereo audio line level input and line level output minijack

    Electrical and environmental requirements

    • Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
    • Line voltage: 100 - 125V AC or 200 - 240V AC (wide-range power supply input voltage)
    • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
    • Maximum current: At least 10A (low-voltage range) or 5A (high-voltage range)
    • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
    • Storage temperature: -40° to 149° F (-40° to 65° C)
    • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
    • Maximum altitude: 10,000 feet

    Size and weight

    • Height: 7.46inches (189 mm)
    • Width: 17.11inches (435mm)
    • Depth: 18.32inches (465mm)
    • Weight w/drives: 58 pounds (26 kg)
    1. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
    2. Options are change based on availability contact GVS or authorized resellers.