GVS9000 vs. Apple

GVS9000 G5 vs. Apple PowerMac G5 workstation with XRAID

Configuration Summary

•Dual 2.5GHz PowerPC G5
• 4GB DDR400 SDRAM (PC3200) - 4x1GB
• 2x250GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
• ATI Radeon 9800 XT 128MB DDR
• 56k V.92 internal modem
• SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
• Keyboard & Mouse - U.S. English
• Mac OS X - U.S. English

• 1,000GB RAID HD ready (4x250GB SATA)

PowerPC G5 + Xserve Raid
Dual PowerPC G5 Processor Speed Dual 2Ghz Dual 2GHz
Above Configuration Cost Per CPU$7,495.00 $12,172.00w/o Rack for G5
Cost of additional SATA/7200 RPM drives $245.00(250GB) $499.00(250GB ATA)
Cost of additional SATA/7200 RPM drives $445.00(400GB)
Cost per 250GB/400GB$0.98/$1.11 $2.00/N/A
Total rack space for 10 CPU/20 Processor (U=1.75") 42U 72U
Total Power Consumption up to dual 650 W single 630W + Dual 400W
Highest Processor Speed 2.5GHz 2.5GHz
Number of Processor Support 2 2
On-chip L2 cache running at processor speed 512K 512K
DDR SDRAM main memory 2GB PC3200(400MHz) up to 8GB 512MB PC3200(400MHz) up to 8GB
Dual Redundant Power Supply for workstation (Optional) Yes No
Of the shelf drive support Yes No for XRAID
Max IDE drive size available 400GB 250GB
Max internal ATA Storage capacity 4.8TB 3.5TB with XRAID
Max internal SCSI320 Storage capacity 1.75TB No*
Pre configured with GVSan software Yes No
Bluetooth technology Yes Yes
Available PCI Slot 3** 3
AGP 8X Slot Yes Yes
Hot-Swap drive bay option Yes Yes with XRAID
SCSI320/160 Hot-swap drive bay Yes No
2Gb Fibre drive bay Yes No
Customer install Drive Yes No
Removable Air filter System Yes No
Temperature Alarm system Yes No
8x Super Drive Support Yes Yes
Dual CD/DVD-R option Yes No
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro Yes Yes
Dual 8xCD/DVD-R Internal Yes No
Airporter Yes Yes
2, 4 and 6 Gigabit Ports on a single PCI slot Yes No
Several Port DB9 SONY for VTR SD or HD control Yes No
Headless Boot Yes No
Field Replacement for power supply in less than 10 minutes Yes No
Over 20 Processor in 42 U Rack Space Yes No
Front Locking System for DVD/RW and USB access Yes No
Software Pre Installed and test for drive I/O Yes No
Having I/O for edit Final Cut HD 4:2:2 1080i/p Yes No
Having I/O for edit Final Cut HD in SD 10-bit Yes No
4xfront access to Firewire and USB connector Yes No
Upto 3xCD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD-R Unit Yes No
6 and more Internal SATA Drive Support Yes No
6 and more Internal SCSI320 Drive Support Yes No
6 and more Internal 2GB FIBRE Drive Support Yes No
16 Hot-swap SATA Drive Suport Yes No
3xPCI-X slots: 1x133MHz and 2x100MHz 64-bit Yes Yes
Full Size AGP 8x Graphic Slot Support Yes Yes
Remote monitoring and management tools Yes Yes
Low profile liquid cooling option for 2U system Yes No
Additional Cooling for better and longer life of your system Yes No
Onboard disk controller SATA SATA
10,000RPM SATA drive support Yes No
DB-9 serial port Yes No
Hardware RAID Yes Yes
Dedicated Suport team for 24/7 Yes No
Optional Linux OS Pre Install and Configured Yes No

Total score base on options offered for each product (The higher is better)

41 Yes
9 Yes


GVS9000 G5 PowerPC G5 System is designed for:

  • Individuals and/or companies that require a large number of rack mounted computer systems.
  • Ideal for mobile audio and video workstation.
  • Complite VTR with SONY RS422 control with data sharing using GVSan Software for OS X over Fibre.
  • Limited desk space.
  • Internal Dual CD/RW or Super Drive DVD/RW suport
  • Quiet work environment.
  • Secure production area in a single rack mount system.
  • Centralized rack system for all production workstations, RAID storage, Backup, Networking, RMU and UPS.
  • GVS9000 G5 can be designed for centralized collaboration where users have only the keyboard, mouse and peripheral devices such as CD/RW attached via USB Port to the key board, and all the other hardware is in a secure or centralized production area.
  • Product specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • GVS is not responsible for typographic errors.

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