Friday, September 26, 2003

A SuperComputer that Thinks Differently

WIRED has a cool story about Virginia Tech's Terascale Computing Facility building a lightening fast superComputer on the cheap ... with MACs?!

"Usually you assume that you'll pay a premium for Apple machines, but they will be easier to set up and work with. But in this case it seems that the Macs were cheap, but challenging."

The Lab took 1100 G5s and networked them together.

Hmmm, let's see, at $1999, x 1100 ...


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