Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Jun 2013 17:07 UTC
Apple We already talked about iOS 7 yesterday (after a night of sleep, it's only looking worse and worse - look at this, for Fiona's sake!), so now it's time to talk about the downright stunning and belly flutters-inducing new Mac Pro. As former owner and huge, huge, huge fan of the PowerMac G4 Cube - I haven't been this excited about an Apple product since, well, I would say the iMac G4. This is the Apple I used to love.
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Cable nightmare - nope
by ezraz on Thu 13th Jun 2013 14:06 UTC
ezraz
Member since:
2012-06-20

My future production rig: -tb- = thunderbolt connection


Mac Pro -tb- Audio Interface -tb- Drive array -tb- HD/4k display

that's a 1 -tb- cable daisy chain for the primary 4 items.

then add keyboard, mouse, and control surface on another USB chain (or wireless).

I count 1 thunderbolt daisy chain and 1 USB daisy chain. No cable nightmare there!

[even though it's not required, I'd put external AC on the audio interface and drive array, along with the mac and monitor, for 4 total AC plugs.

My hope is someone develops a rackmount kit for this tube that actually works. It's only as tall as the old tower was wide, so there's that, but the odd shape and the cooling pattern will require careful rack mounting.

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RE: Cable nightmare - nope
by smashIt on Thu 13th Jun 2013 14:54 in reply to "Cable nightmare - nope"
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

My future production rig: -tb- = thunderbolt connection


Mac Pro -tb- Audio Interface -tb- Drive array -tb- HD/4k display

that's a 1 -tb- cable daisy chain for the primary 4 items.


you do realise that the 4k display at 60hz eats up 16gbps of the theoretical 20gbps?
even a single measly 2560x1440 screen consumes close to 7gbps at 60hz.
good luck doing anything else over that line

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RE[2]: Cable nightmare - nope
by ezraz on Thu 13th Jun 2013 15:37 in reply to "RE: Cable nightmare - nope"
ezraz Member since:
2012-06-20

perhaps i could use 1 of my other 5 remaining tb ports for the monitor?

does the bandwidth you speak of get shared between all 6 ports? i don't know myself.

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