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Photos From Apple's NAB Booth

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AppleInsider has posted a gallery of photos from Apple's NAB booth.

The photo set includes pictures of a huge glass-encapsulated Apple server farm comprising of 3/4 Petabytes of storage space, 3 miles of fiber optic cable, 4 M2 Gb networks, 90 Xserves and 40 Xserve RAIDs.

Overall, Apple's booth at NAB stands out from most others due to its sheer simplicity. The layout features the firm's traditional large theater area in the center, set to seat about two hundred attendees at any one given time. All seats were filled for most presentations throughout the day.


Clicking our image previews will take you to AppleInsider's full-resolution gallery containing additional pictures.

Article Link: Photos From Apple's NAB Booth
 
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Raid

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When I saw that server set up I thought 2 things:

  1. I want one for the basement of my dream home
  2. I wonder if someone will tally up what's shown in the picutre and estimate it's cost.
 
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longofest

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the setup is no doubt really impressive, and Final Cut Studio looks really nice.... And people were worried Apple was loosing its focus on computers when they changed their name ;)
 
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4God

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*sees mega Xserve work of art*

*falling on the floor* Somebody catch me.........

*wakes up and realizes..* Oh, I thought I died and went to Apple heaven. :p


I like how an AVID blog was taking pictures of Apple's booth :p


Yeah, really. :D
 
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daneoni

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Apprarently all the workstations on the floor are connected to a 300TB hub.....thats alot of data
 
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theheadguy

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Nice. Now if they could harness Sun Microsystem's design talen in regards to energy efficiency, I'd be REALLY impressed.
 
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Multimedia

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Final Cut Studio 2 Tour In May Skips Chicago

Looking good. Video nerdfest USA palooza. Fun. Signed up for the FCP 2 Tour that will be in 8 select cities in May. San Francisco May 29.

The Final Cut Studio 2 Tour. Coming to a city near you. Sign up today. Space is limited.

Washington, D.C.
Seattle
Miami
Hollywood
San Francisco
Atlanta
Dallas
New York City

I guess those are the top 8 video editing post production cities in America. Poor Chicago. :( I guess you gotta be near an ocean to qualify. ;)
 
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rgbartist

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Roughly $510,000 US at the low end prices...chump change for Steve!
Minus monitor, cabling and hub, let's say $550,000 US.
 
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