Modular MacPro design Concept


New design for a MacPro. It is radical departure from current workstations. It could be a MacPro for the next 10 years.

 

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Key Design features:

1. Modular Design

Like a Lego Blocks. Computer built from different interlocking sections, highly customizable. Sections seamlessly connect, and share power & data (Thunderbolt).

Different sections: CPU, Optical, Power Supply, PCI, HDD etc.

One user needs are very different from others, so should be a MacPro.


 

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2. Pro & Consumer CPU Options

Pro: Server class dual CPUs (Xenon E5), 8 DIMM ECC memory slots.

Consumer: Consumer CPU i3, i5, i7, 4 DIMM slots.


 

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3. Entering new markets

Various configurations:

Small home/ iTunes Server – Competes with NAS makers (QNAP, Synology)

Pro Servers (again)

Consumers Workstations (Headless iMac)

Base Consumer (little better than Mac Mini)

Pro Workstations


 


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