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benpatient
Jun 21, 2004, 11:42 AM
http://www.top500.org/list/2004/06/

I couldn't find it anywhere on this year's top 500 list...

in fact, i see no G5-based clusters at all in the entire top 500...

guess it was all a big publicity push.

bousozoku
Jun 21, 2004, 11:47 AM
Yes, it's gone from the list because the cluster is gone from VA Tech and hasn't been replaced with G5 versions of XServe because they haven't received all of them yet. It's not been that long that anyone has had their G5 XServe machines.

It's most likely that we'll see the cluster back in the top 10 again within months, though.

Laslo Panaflex
Jun 21, 2004, 11:48 AM
I think I read somewhere, either on the message boards here or on the internet, that since the VT "BigMac" was disassembled to be replaced for xserve G5's that it wouldn't make the list since it is not in operation. I think that VT is still waiting for Xserve G5's, but don't qoute me on that.

That might be why they are not on the list.

benpatient
Jun 21, 2004, 12:20 PM
must not really need to do any supercomputing over there, huh?

why would they disassemble their old one before the new one was in their possession if they were actually using it for something useful?

Laslo Panaflex
Jun 21, 2004, 12:41 PM
must not really need to do any supercomputing over there, huh?

why would they disassemble their old one before the new one was in their possession if they were actually using it for something useful?

Probably becuase Apple told them that they would be getting G5 Xserves a long time ago, and they still haven't got them. Seriously though, you are on the money, why would you dismantle it if it were doing something even somewhat important, at least wait untill you get the Xserves in your possesion, or a confirmed ship notice.

FuzzyBallz
Jun 21, 2004, 02:35 PM
So VTech's cluster's basically a publicity stunt to advertise Apple's new G5. End of story. I mean it didn't take them long to get the G5 desktop cluster together, but why the long wait for the G5 Xserver? Maybe Steve said, nice doing business w/ you, I have more people aware of Apple now, you won't get the G5 Xserver cluster I promised.

yamabushi
Jun 21, 2004, 05:55 PM
The G5 Xserve was delayed due to some unexpected problems which led to low initial yields of the 90nm 970fx(G5) processor. According to some reports, Steve Jobs was very unhappy about this.

Kwyjibo
Jun 21, 2004, 07:13 PM
yup, VT is gonna swap the g5's for xserves and they still don't have them all set up so they couldn't make this list.

heres an even better mac badge for everyone. I saw this on cnet today


http://news.com.com/Apple+sells+supercomputer+sequel/2100-1010_3-5242487.html?tag=nefd.top

the number two super computer in the world will be g5 based from the US army according to CNET..... pretty cool