Dual-processor Power Mac is being adapted for the project
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University will build an Infiniband cluster using Apple Computer Inc.'s new dual-processor Power Mac computer with the 64-bit G5 processor, Virginia Tech said Tuesday.
When it is completed, the cluster of 1,100 nodes is expected to rank among the most powerful in the world, Virginia Tech said in a release. The university, which is in Blacksburg, has been working with Apple for several months to adapt the new Power Mac for its cluster, it said.
The Apple cluster will reside within Virginia Tech's Computing Center, and will be used by the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science at the university, Virginia Tech said.