Virgina Tech’s Apple Power Mac G5 Supercomputer project is shaping up to become “one of the world’s cheapest and most powerful supercomputers,” according to The Washington Post’s David McGuire. 1,110 Apple Power Mac G5 Dual 2GHz machines will be linked together to comprise this new supercomputer. And it’ll be cheap, too. Very cheap. “All this is expected to cost $5 million, 90 percent less than the next model up on the supercomputer hierarchy,” McGuire reports.
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MacDailyNews Take: 90 percent less than the next fastest supercomputer? That’s gotta turn some heads; even those who would usually ignore Apple and the Macintosh. Virginia Tech’s supercomputer project is going to be pure gold for Apple.
(Updated 4:45 PM EDT: Fixed headline from dollars to percent – thanks guys.)