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MacBytes
Jul 26, 2004, 02:19 PM
Category: News and Press Releases
Link: US college gets Xserve cluster (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040726151904)
Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)

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nagromme
Jul 27, 2004, 12:41 AM
Xserve clusters (http://www.apple.com/xserve/cluster/) seem to be big (http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?NewsID=9069) lately. Recent Xserve OS X clusters:

* VA Tech's "System X" aka "Big Mac"
(1100 dual nodes and counting, used for a range of academic research (http://www.apple.com/education/science/profiles/vatech/))

* Australian Defence Force's "Checkmate"
(16 dual nodes, used for command and control simulations (http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,8396443%5E15841%5E%5Enbv%5E,00.html))

* UNC's cluster
(43 dual nodes, used for proteomics research (http://www.apple.com/pro/science/giddings/))

* UC Davis's cluster
(38 dual nodes, used for Genome Center research (http://www.apple.com/science/profiles/benham/))

* University College Santa Cruz's cluster
(36 dual nodes and counting, used for a range of academic research (http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?NewsID=9247))

* US Army's "MACH 5"
(1566 dual nodes, used by Army and NASA for hypersonic flight research (http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?NewsID=8971))

* U. Maine's "Baby MACH 5"
(256 dual nodes, used for software development and optimization for MACH 5 (http://www.umaine.edu/news/071904/ArmySupercomputer.htm))

The US Navy is using Xserves on board submarines (http://www.computerworld.com/softwaretopics/os/macos/story/0,10801,83783,00.html), too, to run their Linux-based sonar imaging system.