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Re: The 'Big Mac' Supercomputer Biz
Posted by: Otis Port 2004-08-05 10:15:39
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Nobody was more surprised than executives at Apple on June 23, 2003. That's when scientists at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University called to see if they could buy the first 1,100 PowerMac G5 desktop computers. Even though the G5 had been unveiled just hours earlier, the Virginia Tech team already knew it wanted the G5s, each fitted with two of IBM's new PowerPC 970 microprocessors, to build a world-class supercomputer.


Re: The 'Big Mac' Supercomputer Biz
Posted by: deepkid 2004-08-05 15:39:57 In reply to: Otis Port
The story says: " Meanwhile, Virginia Tech is dreaming of still bigger Roman-numeral systems. First will be System L, offering 50 teraflops or more. Then comes System C, with 100 teraflops or 100 trillion calculations every second."
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Did they actually make this comment or was it added by the reporter/editors for dramatic flare?
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