Xserve Cluster Node

The Apple Xserve Cluster Node is a Network Server computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2003 to 2004 as part of the Macintosh Xserve G4 series. The computer has been introduced on March 6, 2003, and its price started at $2799.

The new Xserve Cluster Node features a 1.33 GHz Dual-Core PowerPC 7455 G4 processor, 256 MB of RAM, 60 GB hard drive, and 10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet.

This Xserve has been discontinued on January 6, 2004, and has been replaced by Xserve G5 Cluster Node.

Today Xserve Cluster Node is 20 years old!

Xserve Cluster Node
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Xserve Cluster Node Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedMarch 6, 2003
DiscontinuedJanuary 6, 2004
Model IdentifierRackMac1,2
Model NumberUnknown
Order NumberM9090LL/A
Original Price$2,799
Weight26 Ibs.
11.793 KG
Dimensions1.73” H x 17.6” W x 28” D
4.39 cm H x 44.7 cm W x 71.12 cm D

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)

Tech Specs


ProcessorPowerPC 7455 G4
Processor SpeedDual 1.33 GHz
Number of Cores2
System Bus167 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
256 KB backside L2
2 MB L3

Storage & Media

Storage60 GB 7,200 rpm


Built-in Memory256 MB
Maximum Memory2 GB
Memory Slots4 – PC-2700 DDR SDRAM
Minimum Speed10 ns
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in DisplayNone


Graphics CardNone
Graphics MemoryN/A
Display Connection1 – VGA or DVI
1 – VGA and 1 – S-Video
Display ModesN/A


Expansion Slots2 – PCI
Bays1 – Apple Drive Module bays
Hard Drive Interface1 – Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
ADM Compatibility60 GB
120 GB
180 GB
250 GB
400 GB
500 GB


Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45
Fibre ChannelOptional
USB2 – 12 Mbps
Serial1 – DB9 (RS-232)
FireWire1 – 400 Mbps
2 – 800 Mbps
Audio InNone
Audio OutNone
Display1 – VGA or DVI
1 – VGA and 1 – S-Video


Original OSMac OS X Server 10.2.4 (10 Client)
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.5.8
FirmwareMac OS ROM
Bundled SoftwareNone


Backup Battery3.6 V 850 mAh Lithium (922-4028)
Maximum Continuous Power94 – 244 W
Line Voltage90V – 264V AC

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Apple Support – Xserve (Slot Load): Technical Specifications