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Old 20-12-2013, 06:23 PM
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Apple's new black trashcan

Apple released a new Power Mac for $3000 which is round and looks like a trashcan.
Nice design !
http://www.apple.com/mac-pro/
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Old 20-12-2013, 06:38 PM
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I think I read somewhere the other day which listed it as the 16th most powerful computer in the world (or something). I could be wrong. I wasn't paying too much attention at the time.

What a beautiful machine.

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Old 20-12-2013, 06:46 PM
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I think I read somewhere the other day which listed it as the 16th most powerful computer in the world (or something).
Definitely or something.

First, there's the top 500 supercomputers in the world. Then, there's the rest of the world's supercomputers. Then, there's the non-supercomputer high-powered clusters and multi-CPU/multi-core machines for data centres, minor research, design, simulation, etc. Then there's a plethora of other bespoke machines optimised for processing power.

Then, a long way down the list, would be this thing.

And you could still have most, if not all, of that power, for (probably) half the cost if you built your own PC. (You only get quad-core for US$3000).
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While on the subject of supercomputers, did you know that 95% of the world's top 500 supercomputers run Linux? Just thought I'd mention it.
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Old 20-12-2013, 08:13 PM
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While on the subject of supercomputers, did you know that 95% of the world's top 500 supercomputers run Linux? Just thought I'd mention it.
Is that cos they arent smart enough to run windoze?

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Old 20-12-2013, 08:18 PM
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Is that cos they arent smart enough to run windoze?
How did you manage to type that? Because, clearly, you must have had both hands on it to get excited about windoze.
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Old 20-12-2013, 08:45 PM
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Beautiful. Reminds me of a dark-side R2D2
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Old 21-12-2013, 09:41 AM
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Because, clearly, you must have had both hands on it to get excited about windoze.
Not excited at all.
It would need to be smart, not fast, to run windoze :-)
( esp after the latest service packs sent my CPU up to 100%
cos windoze isnt smart enough to update itself anymore )

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Old 21-12-2013, 09:51 AM
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And here we go again with the Windows bashing. Give it a rest. If you don't like it, that's your problem, doesn't mean you have to go around brow beating everyone , you're worse than a bunch of Mormons.
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Old 21-12-2013, 10:01 AM
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And here we go again with the Windows bashing. Give it a rest.
If you don't like it, that's your problem,
If you are referring to my post, then NO, no rest for them.
I bought and use windows and if they do something stupid
they should get called on it.
The latest set of updates basically killed my operating system
and a supercomputer wouldnt have helped.
It took 2 days to really find out what was going on
and its aparrently well known and has happened before.
To have to manually disable system updates,
then manually download and update Internet Explorer
with a specific update before i can get my CPU back
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Old 21-12-2013, 10:50 AM
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AB,

Yeah, I must have misread something. Ignore the post.

P.S. I'm a UNIX sysadmin.
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Makes me wonder how some people who are obviously so much in love with other OS's but Windows always criticize Windows. The topic is about "Apple's new black trashcan"

But it immediately turned into arguments about Windows vs rest.
I read topic a few times and couldn't find anything about Windows in it?

Is this caused by bad weather or something else ?

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Old 21-12-2013, 11:27 AM
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Yes we've already had a report on this thread from someone.
Please keep on topic everyone, we are keeping an eye on this.

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Old 21-12-2013, 11:32 AM
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Definitely or something.

First, there's the top 500 supercomputers in the world. Then, there's the rest of the world's supercomputers. Then, there's the non-supercomputer high-powered clusters and multi-CPU/multi-core machines for data centres, minor research, design, simulation, etc. Then there's a plethora of other bespoke machines optimised for processing power.

Then, a long way down the list, would be this thing.

And you could still have most, if not all, of that power, for (probably) half the cost if you built your own PC. (You only get quad-core for US$3000).
http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/proce...specifications

I have been running this chip for over a year, the whole setup cost me less than a thousand dollars. It has 8 cores.
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Old 21-12-2013, 11:38 AM
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But it immediately turned into arguments about Windows vs rest. I read topic a few times and couldn't find anything about Windows in it?
It's a thread effectively advertising a non-astro commercial product (and an overpriced one at that). Fair game for a little cheekiness, I would think!
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Old 21-12-2013, 02:28 PM
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That's $3000 US dollars, the base model in oz is $3999
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I'm not a big fan of the mac or their pricing but love their design concepts. The unified thermal core and the single fan with attention to blade design is very impressive.
I wonder if it uses jagged rear blade ends based on owl wings that make them super quiet. Lot of aerospace research being done on these lines for making quieter aircraft.
Didnt realize that pci-e flash storage is 10 times faster than a 7k sata drive. This reminds me of their fanless cube computer. Pretty impressive.

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Old 21-12-2013, 05:03 PM
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Sony did a round PC years ago...

http://technabob.com/blog/2007/01/07...-the-round-pc/
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R2D2 humped a Dalek and this was the outcome
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Old 28-12-2013, 10:01 PM
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I'm a PC user, respect the Apple products, and find this design very interesting.

Steve

PS. Not enough to relearn a new way, or to kill myself further in figuring what compatibility issues may exist. It is very clever though.
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