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Mordecai
03-25-2011, 12:37 PM
Apple has built a 500,000 sq. ft. data center in Maiden, NC. I've read some "rumor" articles, but haven't seen anything official. What's the story?
Marty T.

fleurya
03-25-2011, 12:58 PM
1. Wrong subforum

2. Had you scrolled down a bit in this subforum you would have found some info on that.

schweb
03-25-2011, 01:30 PM
Your post was moved from the Rumors and Reports forums to the correct forum.

It did not meet the requirements to be in that forum which you can find here:

Mac-Forums.com - Announcements in Forum : Apple Rumors and Reports (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/apple-rumors-reports/announcement-please-read-before-posting-rumors-reports.html)

Specifically:

This forum is for posting news stories or links from rumor sites. When you start a thread, please include a link to the site you're referencing.

THIS IS NOT A FORUM TO ASK "WHAT IF?" TYPE QUESTIONS.

Thanks for understanding!

BrianLachoreVPI
03-25-2011, 01:30 PM
Since fleurya forgot to include the link here you go :)

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/apple-rumors-reports/233261-north-carolina-data-center-still-track-spring.html

Apple data center likely using custom hardware | MacNN (http://www.macnn.com/articles/11/02/03/start.of.operations.delayed/)

technologist
03-25-2011, 04:25 PM
A bunch of servers, running pretty much every Unix-type OS in existence. Solaris, AIX, Linux...even a few Mac OS X machines.

Mostly Oracle/Sun machines, though.

cwa107
03-26-2011, 08:21 AM
It's actually a front. The Maiden, NC facility is going to serve as a development center and proving ground for Apple's new Time Machine (not the backup utility, but a real one).

You've heard of a flux capacitor, yes? Turns out it's real. And when coupled with the right vehicle running at 85MPH, one can travel in time. Of course, it takes a bit of space to get the vehicle up to speed (especially considering today's fuel efficient vehicles), hence the need for such an expansive facility.

Additionally, the real reason Bertrand Serlet is leaving his post is because he has a special assignment to go back in time to knock off Eric Schmidt and Steve Ballmer. "Focus less on products and more on science" - that's your tip off right there.

Chris H.
03-26-2011, 12:36 PM
It's actually a front. The Maiden, NC facility is going to serve as a development center and proving ground for Apple's new Time Machine (not the backup utility, but a real one).

You've heard of a flux capacitor, yes? Turns out it's real. And when coupled with the right vehicle running at 85MPH, one can travel in time. Of course, it takes a bit of space to get the vehicle up to speed (especially considering today's fuel efficient vehicles), hence the need for such an expansive facility.

Additionally, the real reason Bertrand Serlet is leaving his post is because he has a special assignment to go back in time to knock off Eric Schmidt and Steve Ballmer. "Focus less on products and more on science" - that's your tip off right there.

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