First look at Apple’s all-new rack mountable Mac Pro

Apple's rack mountable Mac Pro
Apple’s rack mount Mac Pro (front)

The first orders of Apple’s all-new rack mountable Mac Pro are arriving to customers after Apple made the new machine available last week.

Chance Miller for 9to5Mac:

As expected, the folks at MacStadium are planning to host the new Mac Pro in their data centers, and they’ve gotten their hands on the new rack mountable machine today.

MacStadium VP Brian Stucki took to Twitter this afternoon to share a look at the new Mac Pro in MacStaidum data centers. The rack-mounted Mac Pro can be seen in the MacStadium data center alongside the 2013 Mac Pro.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s Mac Pro for rack mounting is now available, starting at $6,499.

The base config:
• 3.5GHz 8‑core Intel Xeon W processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.0GHz
• 32GB (4x8GB) of DDR4 ECC memory
• Radeon Pro 580X with 8GB of GDDR5 memory
• 256GB SSD storage
• Rack mounting rails (ships in separate box)
• Magic Mouse 2
• Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad – US English

Apple's rack mountable Mac Pro (top)
Apple’s rack mount Mac Pro (top)

The top config costs $54,048:
• 2.5GHz 28‑core Intel Xeon W processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz
• 1.5TB (12x128GB) of DDR4 ECC memory
• Two Radeon Pro Vega II Duo with 2x32GB of HBM2 memory each
• 8TB SSD storage
• Rack mounting rails (ships in separate box)
• Apple Afterburner card
• Magic Mouse 2 + Magic Trackpad 2
• Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad – US English

Apple's rack mountable Mac Pro (bottom)
Apple’s rack mount Mac Pro (bottom)

Coming soon:
• Radeon Pro W5700X with 16GB of GDDR6 memory
• Two Radeon Pro W5700X with 16GB of GDDR6 memory each

Apple's rack mountable Mac Pro (rear)
Apple’s rack mount Mac Pro (rear)

More info via Apple here.

9 Comments

    1. Yes, they exist. One rack unit. Commonly used in industrial and scientific labs all over the place.

      Or if you “Think Different”, perhaps you mount many keyboards on your studio rack:

      And if you’re really pushing serious dataflows, your office layout might look like this:

      Despite all of Apple’s advertising, it’s not very common to run a business with a bare desk and one thin MacBook.

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