View Full Version : US university's supercluster of G5-Power-Macs is up and running...

Oct 13, 2003, 06:18 AM
Google translation of the German article on heise.de:
The G5-Cluster of the American University of Virginia Tech, consisting of 1100 G5-Power-Macs, is in enterprise. This reports BBC World. The supercomputer obtained with the Linpack bench mark a value of 17,6 TFlops (quintillion floating POINT operation by second). Thus it must give itself only the famous Earth simulator struck. "Big Mac", how the supercluster is also called, cost straight once 5.2 million US dollar. It runs under a version from Apples operating system Panther and belongs officially to the Top 5 the supercomputer with the super computer Conference 2003.
And here is the link... (http://www.heise.de/newsticker/data/boi-13.10.03-000/)

So the cluster is in the Top5! That's impressing!!! :D :D :D


Oct 13, 2003, 08:47 AM
digging around BBC world