18 core, 128GB RAM iMac Pro

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  1. driftless macrumors demi-god

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    I am wondering what sort of applications a fully tricked out iMac Pro would be used for?
     
  2. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    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…
     
  3. xWhiplash macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  4. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    So isn't this thing actually 36 Core (with Hyperthreading)
     
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  6. yoak macrumors 65816

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    FCX.
    It will cut through renders like butter. It can playback 8K files from my Red camera at full res 8K with color correction applied
     

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