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 Do you honestly believe the consumer market will want or even care about Maximo, LSF and the ops related tools for SoftLayer and OpenStack? I don't see how the stuff I have used with/for IBM has mass appeal outside the IT enterprise space.
 IBM has never stopped selling hardware.  Since 2006, however, they have shifted to more services-oriented offerings.  That business model has earned IBM and me (plus many others) some good money.
 The announcement does not mean much to the 'sub-average Joe' because it only directly impacts IBM employees including those who do business within the enterprise space, like myself.
it appears you didn't read my posts.  as such, you're simply raging against a straw man of your making.with respect to a reasonably fast PCIe SSD with 256GB, we have http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-020-MX since VAT does not apply to North America, 300 pound sterling is just over $500
Incorrect, but I'll let it pass.error on my part; I've since revised the figure.
Yes, that's why I figured the price differential (about $1000 or so) accounts for the unique architecture of the Mac Pro. Read the first two of my posts in this thread. I stated my assumptions therein.
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.phpname=D3-18R16GHmea culpa; price is closer to $500 +
see my post on page 2.also, a slight correction: the Intel C600 family of chipsets might be better for the base model Xeon E5 than the Intel X79 chipset. the price delta would not be more than $150 between the two chipsets. As such, we haveIntel Xeon E5 1600-class CPU - $300Two Tahiti-based GPUs (Radeon HD 7800-class; 256-bit lanes) - $50012 GB RAM - $200Intel C600-based chipset - $550256GB SSD - $250If my math is correct, the total is $1800. The additional $1200 would...
 - a motherboard with an Intel X79 chipset -- which I believe can support Xeon E5's -- costs around $400 http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P9X79_WS/http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/chipsets/performance-chipsets/x79-express-chipset.html - the price of a 256GB SSD is around $250http://www.corsair.com/en/ssd/neutron-series-ssd/neutron-series-256gb-sata-3-6gbs-ssd.html so those two components would add $650 on top of the CPU + GPU + memory cost of $1000.  that would leave...
 With respect to the newly announced Mac Pro - An Intel Xeon E5 processor running at 3.7GHz is likely an Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2.  Released last month, you can get the CPU for $300 retail http://ark.intel.com/products/75779/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-1620-v2-10M-Cache-3_70-GHz?q=Intel%20Xeon%20E5-1620%20v2 - The FirePro D300 is probably based off the Tahiti core which makes it equilvalent to the Radeon HD 7800 series of GPUs released back in late 2012.  You can get a pair of...
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