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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). 
  Why even have the computer in the room? Just run wires through the wall for displays, audio monitors, and have a USB hub for peripherals.
A lot more then you think.
 Without dual redundant power supplies, lights out management, and fibre channel connectivity its a non-starter. Not to mention the racks are non-standard. I'd hate to see the cost associated with replacing racks currently in existence.
 I'm not arguing that its not pro because its not a server. The previous generation wasn't a server either. I was just stating that Apple could have targeted both markets with one expandable design but didn't. For example, if Apple would have designed the new Mac Pro in a way that it could be easily rack mounted and had an option to add dual redundant PSUs along with lights out management (LOM) etc... then it would have broader appeal. This way if you wanted a server you...
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