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This is exactly what I'm worried about. Apple slipped up with the cylindrical form factor. Had they gone with a design similar to the Dell PowerEdge T620 they could have both targeted the Pro market and at the same time the server market.For example I have several Xserves hosting petabytes of storage on XSAN over 10gbe fibre that will need viable replacements in a couple of years.I'd love to continue running OS X to manage it, but without real server hardware from Apple I...
Just because the Mac Pro is a considered a "workstation" doesn't mean it can't include server class parts. I would love the option of having redundant power supplies and lights out management and expansion via internal slots versus being limited by Thunderbolt 2 throughput.
It's not a server but uses server class CPUs and can run OS X Server. No reason for Apple to hold back, the Dell PowerEdge T620 starts at $1,199.00 and goes up from there based on configuration (a lot more than 200 configurations BTW)Dell PowerEdge T620 Pricing:http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/poweredge-t620/pd?~ck=anav
Ok so I should look past the Mac Pro benchmarks indicating a 12 core Xeon E5-2697 V2 (server CPU)?http://www.primatelabs.com/blog/2013/11/estimating-mac-pro-performance/Or maybe ignore intel's page listing several servers using the same chip (including the Dell T620)?http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/benchmarks/server/xeon-e5-2600-v2/xeon-e5-2600-v2-summary.htmlThe Mac Pro does use a server class Xeon on the high end.Just for kicks, you can even find the same Xeon...
Dell PowerEdge T620http://i.dell.com/sites/doccontent/shared-content/data-sheets/en/Documents/Dell-PowerEdge-T620-Spec-Sheet.pdf24 core Xeon E548TB internal HDD storage768 GB RAM7 SlotsDual PSULOMEtc...Workstation/Tower Chassis that's rack mountableOnly drawback is the OSHere's an overview of the design:http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/04/videos~en/documents~poweredge-tower-server-family-video.aspx?modal=true
The answer is correct, you are multiplying ASCII characters that need conversion to decimal first before multiplication.It's not a server but Apple sure does like to use server parts. They shouldn't pretend, they should just build a dual purpose workstation versus limiting it.
1.875009e+34And if you think servers are limited then your mind is limited. If you hadn't notice Mac Pro's use server class Xeon processors.
 One word: Limited.
 Swapping out/upgrading GPU's, and expansion slots yes. You couldn't swap out CPU cores before but thats why more space is vital, to put in as many as possible. As far as RAM, the more space you have, the more you can fit in (and yes OS X has a limit of how much it can "see", but thats moot when running multiple OS's in VMs - the more the merrier). 
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