The New York Times has an update on the progress of the Mac G5-based supercomputer at Virginia Tech University. The cluster, made up of 1,100 G5s with 2,200 processors has been successfuly tested in recent days, but final performance numbers will not be released until next month at a supercomputer industry event. Update: Even more news about it.
NYT: Apple Supercomputer Update
Submitted by Ikshaar 2003-10-22 Apple 8 Comments
You can’t read the link; you have to have an account with NYT, log in and finally read it. This makes no sense.
>You can’t read the link; you have to have an account with
> NYT, log in and finally read it. This makes no sense.
Registration is free.
Or you can find a gogle partner link.
NYT logins are free. It’s pain, but once you’ve signed up, a cookie lets you in from then on.
Please. They are far from free and if anything open the door for further SPAM to filter into my mailbox.
Hey, fourth isn’t that bad on the first try for Apple.
The NYT is old info, today there is new info you can download as PDF.
Then go to page 53. The G5 is fourthand has surpassed the Xeon 2.4 cluster, almost kicking it out of the top 10, it is now at position 7
Because of mass production, the cost per unit of computational power of ordinary computers is as much as ten times lower than that of traditional supercomputers. Clustering ordinary processors is the most cost effective way of performing supercomputing tasks that admit effective parallelization.
Actually – the Virginia Tech Supercomputer is ranked 3rd in the world with 8.164 TFlop/s not 7th. It only cost VT 5.2 million as well – the highest performance/price ratio on the top500