Would this be a reasonable project for Apple? A version of the Mini specifically designed for use as a cluster node for project recording studios, video production studios, small scale science labs, schools, etc., any situation where multi-system processing is employed? Imagine the following machine: Mac Mini Server-esque chassis (no optical) but with easier HHD upgradability Engineered to take the heat of max performance (improved heat sinks/fans?) Quad core i7, max RAM 16 GB (8GB x 2) Thunderbolt and GBEthernet connectivity Simple IGPU (no need for yowsa-level graphics) Sell a basic 4GB RAM version for $999. Anyone who would want to add a node to their render farm could just slap one in any time via gigabit ethernet–-gigabit switches are dirt cheap. If the node needed additional drives with fast i/o, Thunderbolt externals would fit the bill. Could Apple do it? Sure. Should they? Would they? Discuss.