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We have always purchased 370's for a good all-rounder, the G4 is no different. So far we've only experienced problems with the G2's, at least 5 with system board failures.. and still counting.
The G4 is well made and if using the rack model is very quick and easy to install. The smartstart software is easy to use together with array config software, and you get HPSIM to monitor your servers which is nice. Also the integerated ILO its good for support / headless servers.
The high performance model gives you dual processing, more ram, array controller and some extra redundancy in the shape of fans and psu. If you need this kind of spec then buying this way should save you some cash, in particular the dual processor.
With the release of the G5 with dual core processing as standard not to mention a whole host of additional features, if you really need 'High Performance' this should be on the top of the list not the G4
If your looking for a real high performing server consider the G5, the G4 is good, its just not as good as the G5.