Virginia Tech Supercomputer Cluster composed of 1100 PowerMac G5’s photos have been posted to the Chaosmint.com website.
“…the total cost of the Supercomputer Cluster comes to $5.2 million… the overall cost of the system is said to be ‘one of the cheapest systems of its kind.’ In determining which architecture to use, many vendors were considered beyond Apple — including Dell, Sun, IBM and HP. The final decision, however, was made on a pure Cost vs Performance basis — with Apple’s solution providing the best overall price,” MacRumors.com reports. Full article here.
See the cluster taking shape here.