MacMall is selling off the Dual 2GHz Power Mac G5’s that comprised the “System X” or “Big Mac” super computing cluster:
Dr. Srinidhi Varadarajan of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University had always dreamed of building a world-class supercomputer. But with only a fraction of the budget of most supercomputing programs, Dr. Varadarajan’s dream seemed hopeless. He crunched numbers, solicited every likely vendor, and ultimately discarded all options using current platforms and chips. Then history was made in June of 2003 when Apple announced the release of the Power Mac G5.
With the release of the Power Mac G5, Dr. Varadarajan realized his dream could now become a reality, without overtaxing his limited budget. Varadarajan made the call and in November of 2003 Virginia Tech