Isn't she a beauty?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by srobert, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. srobert macrumors 68020

    srobert

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    Wow!

    Don't forget to watch the video of it being assembled. :eek:

    http://www.apple.com/science/profiles/colsa/

    Number-Two Supercomputer?

    "According to the November 2003 Top 500 supercomputer list, it would rank second only to Japan's $350 million Earth Simulator computer at less than two percent of the cost," said DiRienzo. "We evaluated PC-based proposals from other vendors but none came close to delivering either the price, performance or manageability of the Apple Xserve G5."

    http://www.technewsworld.com/story/34668.html
     

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  2. Wes macrumors 68020

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  3. stillwater macrumors regular

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    WOW!

    That video is awesome! It was so good I had to watch it a second time.

    This will be great PR for Apple.
     
  4. slipper macrumors 68000

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    :eek:
     
  5. srobert thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I liked this part. Good for Apple:

     
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  7. virividox macrumors 601

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    i want a supercomputer!

    hopefully more people start making apple clusters and they can be a major player in the future
     
  8. yippy macrumors 68020

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    That is awsome!!

    But I can't find the video either :confused: .
     
  9. mcadam macrumors 6502a

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    "mach5" - what a wonderful name for it! :)

    I always thought it was real funny how they probably first come up with a catchy abbreviation and then have to find out what it actually means :rolleyes:
     
  10. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Hehehe... that makes me think we need a TI calculator version of F@H... :)
     
  11. slughead macrumors 68030

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    “A single person using a hand-held calculator — without pausing to eat or sleep — would need more than two million years to calculate what the Apple supercluster can calculate in a single second.”

    That's 63,072,000,000,000 (63.1 Trillion) times faster.. Does this surprise anyone at all?

    I mean, we're talking about 1,566 G5s Vs 1 handheld calculator (of unknown type). One DP Xserve G5 would only be 40,275,862,068 (40.3 Million) times faster.

    Comparing it to an unknown device? Ignoring the ridiculous quantity of processors? Sounds like an Apple standard benchmark to me!

    Anyways where's this video everyone's talking about?
     
  12. Sogo macrumors 6502

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    Ditto. Can someone give a link?
     
  13. stillwater macrumors regular

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    Apple seems to have removed the link to the video.

    That's a shame. It was really cool.

    I just went back through the history of web pages I visited today and found the link for the video, but when I tried it this time it didn't work. Instead I got another Apple page asking "Can't find what you're looking for? Maybe the link you used is no longer valid."

    Bummer.
     
  14. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    So that is where all the G5 chips went...

    Hehe. I wonder if they would mind if we ran folding at home on it.
    (New to that myself, few questions on it but it runs on the iMac)
     

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