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Discussion in 'iMac' started by driftless, Jul 17, 2017.
I am wondering what sort of applications a fully tricked out iMac Pro would be used for?
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…
Yeah 18-cores is a lot. I found this recently - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=0G6-01MZ-00007
Even though that is old (Broadwell), 20 cores is a lot too!
With 18-cores and 20-cores, you can have several VMs perform some intense work. Give a few of them 4-cores. Although, the higher the core count, the slower the frequency is.
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.
Any app you want really that's the point.
It will cut through renders like butter. It can playback 8K files from my Red camera at full res 8K with color correction applied