Originally Posted by z3r0
Wow talk about blind. Everything Apple does is golden. What a joke...
Nobody has said that, what is being pointed out is that either you don't know what you are talking about or you are an idiot. Those are the only two explanations I can come up with for your postings.
Apple products are great but that doesn't mean they don't make mistakes. The new version of the Mac Pro is a mistake plain and simple. Yes its a cylinder, but its basically a design iteration of the G4 cube if you can't see that then you really aren't as bright as you think you are.
Right off the bat you spit out bull crap, the new Pro has exactly nothing in common with the G4 Cube. To offer up this comment just shows a complete lack of depth when it comes to technology. In other words you don't know what you are talking about.
The new Mac Pro doesn't fit the mold of a workstation its too small.
Size has nothing to do with it. The Mac Pro has to deliver the performance its target audience demands, it does that very well.
If it were the size of a workstation it wouldn't need the "thermal core". Pro's didn't ask for a smaller case. Bigger yes with a lot more cores.
Actually I've heard just the opposite.
Obviously you can't squeeze 24+ cores into a can of that size, nor should you and thats the point.
Actually the machine has a lot more than 24 cores if you count everything sitting on the GPU cards. In any event your whining here is garbage, to get more i86 cores all you really need is a process shrink. Maybe you aren't aware of what a process shrink is, if so read a little before posting.
Wrong form factor for a workstation. There are other form factors and more effective methods to cool CPUs that don't require the added cost of a "thermal core".
The thermal core should lower Apples cost significantly. They have to buy one heat sink for three hot devices and only one fan. If it works as intended it should give Apple a significant marketing / cost advantage. The thermal core is a significant advantage for Apple.
As far as buying the Sandia cooler off the shelf, its not on the shelf yet (watch the video). Apple can and should license it, just like it licenses liquid metal, ARM, etc... Apple doesn't have to invent everything.
Regarding FCPX, if it was such a bright idea/success then Apple wouldn't have needed to prep a campaign to win back video editors:
Many of those editors have come to realize that FCPX wasn't the mess it was made out to be by the collective knee jerk reaction. A knee jerk reaction that you are apparently going through right now.
I'll tell you what the new Mac Pro is aside from a Can of Spaghettis.
Cute but it adds nothing to your stream of idiotic comments.
Its a consumer product, not a Pro product now.
For you maybe, for real pros I can see it selling like hotcakes.
The writing is on the wall for Pro users on the Mac. Apple just doesn't care nor want to listen to its most passionate customers in the pro sector.
If they didn't care they wouldn't be putting all the engineering effort in to pull off something like this new Mac Pro. Think about it a bit, this machine is all new mechanically and electrically.
As to being passionate, that is a valuable quality but when coupled with ignorance it can lead people down fruitless paths.
P.S. Pro's currently use and want to continue to use Mac servers. So dual redundant power and lights out management should not be out of the question. Having both would allow the Mac Pro to be used as proper server being that the xserve is not an option, and it would increase sales. Apple also used to sell Mac Pro's pre-installed with OS X server so its not just a workstation.
Like I said before Apple needs a better server product. Even the old Pro came up short in that regard. Honestly though I'd rather see them solve this problem with a sound disk array solution that can plug into a network or a TB port. In other words one box that can be direct attached to network attached.
I also don't claim to see the future, but I can tell you where the puck's been with the G4 cube. Which is enough to tell you where the new can of spaghetti is headed.
Actually you obviously can't see the future, however you can keep yourself informed with respect to technology. Right now you are grossly ill informed. Your comparison to the Cube highlights this starkly as the two have absolutely nothing in common. Further the allusions to a can of Spaghetti is asinine, in some applications you would actually end up with far fewer cables coming out of the box and in the majority of cases you might have one extra. Spend a few minutes thinking about this and you will realize just how ridiculous you are being here.