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Sonic840

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Artist // Hobbyist // Photography
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By trade and training, I am an Apple Platform Engineer who manages many thousands of Macs at a fortune 100 company. My professional life is tracked over on my LinkedIn profile. Deviant Art is where I keep my personal art and hobby craft.


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Except for the new A15, it's all the A-Series SoCs.

A Series CPU shadowbox
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Yep, I'm one of them who hosts MacMinis in DCs! Some software services like Apple Caching services or Xcode server require macOS to run. At least currently, it's against Apple's ToS to virtualize macOS on non-Apple hardware. Otherwise I'd just use a normal hypervisor cluster...


Between miniaturization and optimizations like SSD/DDR4, it's crazy the computational power in modern smartphones compared to older supercomputers.

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These serves were beasts. I ran services on them for years and I still have some running as task servers in my lab at the office. Redundant parts, fast-swap capabilities, fault tolerance, built in hardware RAID, LOM, remote setup; one even survived a "hot RAM swap" done by a clueless tech. They were on-par with many of the PC 1U servers in the early 2000s. If you needed Mac OS in the datacenter, Xserve was fantastic! The alternative was to burn a 5U shelf for a G5 tower or go with a underpowered MacMini, or Kevin forbid, rack an iMac or PowerBook.... The Xserve died because Apple internally lost interest and reprioritized to consumer products. The server team was cut way back and the whole concept of the RackMac died. At least till Apple released the current MacPro... which is powerful... but not a datacenter class device at all.

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fantastic work! I don't know how I just found out about it!

[FANMADE] Sonic Skyline Page 17

ya it did! I got mine on clearance at Toys"R"Us for next to nothing because of it.

Nintendo Virtual Boy board frame