18 core, 128GB RAM iMac Pro


macrumors 68040
Mar 21, 2014
I'll read like a bit of a geek here, IMHO the iMP should be a beast for genome mapping, environmental analysis (3D/4D/5D, pollutant disbursement assessment) and virtualization.

That beautiful screen, ECC memory, and sh**tons of flash would be a Mac I would have put out $20k for several years ago when I was laying out plenty of coin to rent time on AWS or a Cray. Sigh. Modeling hydraulic and geotechnical scenarios, that's where I'd use this beastie…


macrumors 604
Oct 24, 2013
So isn't this thing actually 36 Core (with Hyperthreading)
No, Hyperthreading is not the same as having more real cores, it can provide a speed boost in certain apps and circumstances but is not a replacement for real cores.

I am wondering what sort of applications a fully tricked out iMac Pro would be used for?
Any app you want really that's the point.
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macrumors newbie
Nov 14, 2011
App Development with Xcode 9 (my project is very large and takes a long time to compile).
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