Mac Pro rack mount idea.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by crazeOne, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. crazeOne macrumors newbie

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    Am I the only one that wants a Mac Pro similar to this but with sexy Apple design? I have a table with an empty rack mount slot waiting for this Mac Pro.


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    Also, make the top cover easy to access for easy upgrades.
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    I think that's actually a Xserve. Which is already discontinued by Apple.
     
  3. BlueTide macrumors member

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    In my future dream house that I've yet to build, that would be perfect. Somewhere next to the wine cellar, with an optical Thunderbolt cable running to that one desk that I need for a large monitor and productivity.
     
  4. tygrubb macrumors regular

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    YES, SWEET DEITY. The cheese grater really was a great design. And from the Xserves we know they know how to put things in a rack. Give us a Mac Pro in a 2U box, Apple!

    Some of us use our Macs in a professional environment. We don't need an artisanal, hand-crafted Mac Pro. We need a machine that run macOS in a professional setting, with professional modularity/upgradability and professional mounting options. An HP z-class workstation that runs macOS and mounts in a rack.

    Come on, Apple. My rack is waiting. It wants a professional Mac in it instead of a Trashcan on top of it. But it can't wait too much longer.
     
  5. crazeOne thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Lol I remember these now. How fast do you guys think they could convert this into a Mac Pro?

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  6. JeffPerrin macrumors regular

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    No thanks! Small fans spinning at a fast speed = noise!

    The cheese grater and nMP we heralded as quiet machines, thanks to their larger, slower-moving fans. Very important for audio and video pros!

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  8. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    That's a solution looking for a problem. (And seriously, you need to get a hacksaw and cut off the handles and feet? :eek:)

    People looking for rack-mount systems are usually looking for higher density (more CPUs per square foot) solutions.

    So, with that setup you'd probably be able to get six cMPs (12 sockets) in a standard rack (six square feet).

    Using standard 1U servers, you could get 84 sockets in the same six square feet.

    Look at the spectacular failure that was Virginia Tech's "System X". (V1 was incredibly spectacular as a failure - it never really came online because the lack of ECC memory made its MTBF too short for the system to be useful.) https://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2004/10/2004-517.html
     
  9. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Alright, that's it. I'm reporting this post to the mods for its horrifying and inhumane content. Such language should not be allowed here.
     
  10. irked, Apr 13, 2017
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    I mean, both form factors of mac pro are rackable, with compromises, but why does Apple make it so difficult?[​IMG]

    ..not all racks live in datacenters.
     
  11. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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