31 Jul '15, 3pm

44 Mac Pros Racked Up to Replace Each Rack of 64 Mac Minis

44 Mac Pros Racked Up to Replace Each Rack of 64 Mac Minis

We were delighted at a seeing 96 MacBook Pros in a rack a couple of days ago which served as testing hardware. It’s pretty cool so see a similar exquisitely executed hack that is actually in use as a production server. imgix is a startup that provides image resizing for major web platforms. This means they need some real image processing horsepower and recently finalized a design that installs 44 Mac Pro computers in each rack . This hardware was chosen because it’s more than capable of doing the heavy lifting when it comes to image processing. And it turns out to be a much better use of rack space than the 64 Mac Minis it replaces. Racking Mac Pro for Production Each of the 11 R2 panels like the one shown here holds 4 Mac Pro. Cooling was the first order of business, so each panel has a grate on the right side of it for cold-air intake. This is a sealed duct through which...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/07/31/44-mac-pros-racked-up-to-r...

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hackaday.com 28 Jul '15, 8pm

Ever see a standard server rack stuffed full with 8-dozen MacBook Pros? Well now you have . Now before the torrential down...