Apple's Mac Pro and the Virtualization Question

As Apple proudly announced the launch of its fastest Mac ever, the new Intel-based Mac Pro running at speeds up to 3GHz and sporting a new 64-bit Dual-Core Intel Xeon "Woodcrest" processor, the questions started rolling in... what about virtualization support? Parallels immediately went to work to try and answer those questions. Is Parallels Desktop for Mac compatible with the new Mac Pro tower? Ben Rudolph, Mar

As Apple proudly announced the launch of its fastest Mac ever, the new Intel-based Mac Pro running at speeds up to 3GHz and sporting a new 64-bit Dual-Core Intel Xeon "Woodcrest" processor, the questions started rolling in... what about virtualization support?

Parallels immediately went to work to try and answer those questions. Is Parallels Desktop for Mac compatible with the new Mac Pro tower? Ben Rudolph, Marketing Manager at Parallels, answers this question by stating, "Not yet. The new Mac Pros have a different CPU model, and work with a specifically optimized OS X kernel. It is not difficult to make Parallels compatible with either of these, but it does take a bit of time. We should have a compatible build very soon."

And when he says very soon, he really means it. Parallels hopes to have a compatible build out within the next few days. Not too bad, considering that Apple only recently announced the new Mac Pro product earlier this month.

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