Latest test results:
Running on the new 15" MacBookPro and Tbolt expansion via Sonnet:
We ran Express Dailies by ColorFront and were able to process AVID DNxHD36 (1080p) from EPIC 5K files at 30 frames per second.
Sonnet connected the Rocket and the SAS raid we were reading/writing off of.
The most amazing part of this data is that the Tbolt connection represents the equivalent of a 4x lane in a MacPro tower.
That shows the power of the MacBookPro when working in conjunction with the power of Express Dailies software and thunderbolt.
FYI: on a 12core tower maxed out with ram we have been able to achieve 23fps at 1/2 quality without a Rocket to 1080p DNxHD36.
The world is changing...and though others disagree, my personal faith in Apple pushing the boundaries of hardware horsepower is the best it's been in 2 years.