Supercomputer Moved to Xserves

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2004-02-02 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University announced last week that it will migrate its supercomputer from 1,100 Apple Power Macintosh G5 desktop machines to a similar number of Xserve G5 rack-mount servers.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University announced last week that it will migrate its supercomputer from 1,100 Apple Power Macintosh G5 desktop machines to a similar number of Xserve G5 rack-mount servers. Virginia Techs "Big Mac" cluster is one of the largest supercomputers in the world.

Representatives from the project said they expect to see improved cost/performance numbers once the changeover occurs. Officials said the Xserves could occupy approximately one-third the rack space and use about 60 percent of the power of the existing Big Mac configuration.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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