Wired News: Mac Supercomputer: Fast, Cheap

Wired News: Mac Supercomputer: Fast, Cheap

The brand new “Big Mac” supercomputer at Virginia Tech could be the second most powerful supercomputer on the planet, according to preliminary numbers.

Early benchmarks of Virginia Tech’s brand new supercomputer — which is strung together from 1,100 dual-processor Power Mac G5s — may vault the machine into second place in the rankings of the worlds’ fastest supercomputers, second only to Japan’s monstrously big and expensive Earth Simulator.

That pretty much sums it up, but man isn’t that cool. Apple is on the move!


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