Very nice design! This thing would look GREAT in an audio rack. Just imagine the digital sampler/VSTi capability of one of those.
The Q about noise is important. The passive coolers on the CPUs look good, BUT how noisey are those exit fans to the front? (Big holes visible in the front, looking like some Turbo's exhaust pipes
Tech specs claim Turbo boost... but I thought that server based Nehalem-EPs didnt have that overdrive feature.
WAIT is that a slot CD/DVD drive in the upper RHS. Apple have really designed something desirable here.