Apple released the Mac Pro rack-mountable version last week, and the first orders are now coming to customers. The MacStadium folks are planning to host the new Mac Pro in their data centers as expected, and they’ve got their hands on the new rack-mountable machine today.
This afternoon, MacStadium VP Brian Stucki took Twitter to share a look at MacStaidum’s new Mac Pro data centers. The rack-mounted Mac Pro can be seen alongside the 2013 Mac Pro in the MacStadium data center.
Stucki says the Mac Pro rails that arrive in a separate box are “so simple to install and are as smooth as a brand new tub of butter.” Stucki notes out that MacStadium will focus on benchmarks for software development. For further updates on those test results you should keep an eye on the MacStadium blog.
While the Mac Pro was released last month, the rack-mountable version was not made available by Apple until the last week. Compared to the standing tower, the Mac Pro rack configuration comes at $500 premium which means it starts at $6,499.
The Mac Pro base model rack mount comes with an Intel Xeon W8-core CPU, 32 GB of memory, a Radeon Pro 580X GPU and 256 GB of flash storage. With all the upgrades available, a completely maxed out Mac Pro would set you back a cool $54,048.00.
If you want to have a closer look at how to mount and remove the new Mac Pro from a rack you can check out Apple’s “Mac Pro Essentials” user guide here.