|Jan 12, 2005, 07:43 PM||#3|
Maybe they just have to wait until the next list is made. Twice a year, I think?
I've just updated the list of Mac supercomputers I've bookmarked. Recent Xserve clusters of 32 processors or more:
* VA Tech's "System X" aka "Big Mac"
(1100 dual-2.3 nodes and counting, used for a range of academic research)
* UCLA's "Dawson"
(128 dual-2.0 nodes, used for plasma physics research)
* French CGG cluster
(672 dual nodes, integrated into an existing 40 TFLOP cluster for oil prospecting)
* Australian Defence Force's "Checkmate"
(16 dual nodes, used for command and control simulations)
* UNC's cluster
(43 dual nodes, used for proteomics research)
* UC Davis's cluster
(38 dual nodes, used for Genome Center research)
* University College Santa Cruz's cluster
(36 dual nodes and counting, used for a range of academic research)
* US Army's "MACH 5"
(1566 dual nodes, used by Army and NASA for hypersonic flight research)
* U. Maine's "Baby MACH 5"
(256 dual nodes, used for software development and optimization for MACH 5)
Also, the US Navy is using Xserves on board submarines, to run their Linux-based sonar imaging system.
And VA Tech is considering much larger Mac clusters in future: "System L" and "System C."