Using one nMP w/ multiple users simultaneously?

orien2v2

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Oct 12, 2010
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I'm planning on getting one but it's not cheap, considering I'm trying to save as much as I can as I'm starting my small company of 3. Only two of us needs a computer to work. Is it possible to have two users using the same Mac Pro at the same time, with each of us having our own keyboard/mouse/monitor?

Or do you suggest getting two iMacs instead? Only one of us will be using graphics & cpu intensive apps, the other only needs to do accounting...

If it isn't possible, how about a Windows machine?
 

AidenShaw

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Feb 8, 2003
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I'm planning on getting one but it's not cheap, considering I'm trying to save as much as I can as I'm starting my small company of 3. Only two of us needs a computer to work. Is it possible to have two users using the same Mac Pro at the same time, with each of us having our own keyboard/mouse/monitor?

Or do you suggest getting two iMacs instead? Only one of us will be using graphics & cpu intensive apps, the other only needs to do accounting...

If it isn't possible, how about a Windows machine?
Two Mac Minis or low end Imacs would probably be fine, and save you a lot of money.

Unless you know that a lot of your time would be spent in dual-OpenCL GPU optimized apps, the new Mini Pro won't be faster than much cheaper systems.

If your accounting apps run on Windows, you could get a decent system with monitor for under $700. That's about the price of an empty T-Bolt drive bay for the new Mini Pro.
 

fig

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Jun 13, 2012
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Without knowing exactly what the second user needs to do that's graphics intensive it's tough to say, but at first glance it sounds like needlessly overcomplicating things.
 

ActionableMango

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Is it possible to have two users using the same Mac Pro at the same time, with each of us having our own keyboard/mouse/monitor?
You could with VMWare and dedicated USB-based user input devices for the VM. But I really wouldn't recommend it. Each worker should have his/her own computer.
 
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