“Apple Computer has landed a major customer for its Power Mac G5, with Virginia Tech confirming Tuesday that it will use 1,100 of the machines as part of a supercomputer cluster now under construction,” report Ina Fried and Michael Kanellos for CNET News.com. “The university said it has been working with the Mac maker for months to set up the massive computer cluster. The dual 2GHZ machines started coming off the manufacturing lines last month, the school said.”
“‘Virginia Tech’s idea was to develop a supercomputer of national prominence based upon a homegrown cluster,’ Hassan Aref, dean of Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, said in a statement. Apple notified some customers this week that their dual processor Power Mac G5 machines would be delayed as the company shifted its priorities to certain educational institutions,” Fried and Kanellos report.
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