By now, surely everyone has seen that Inferno and Fire may no longer be for sale after NAB2005.
So what do people think Discreet will be doing next? Something exciting, or just letting inferno and fire die until Linux machines get better than they currently are (note the Flint apparently requires proxies for HD work rather than being able to handle it directly for realtime work).
I wonder about posibilities for clustered linux machines. Something that uses a SAN constructed out of 5+ 2G FC-AL loops (meaning that each node in the cluster would require at least two PCI-X buses) with one machine handling the UI and playback. While machines with several PCI-X buses are readily available, I don't know that the machines can actually keep up if you go trying to come close to saturating 2-3 of it's busses.
Based on that FX Guide article, I'm on pins and needles waiting for NAB.