updated 06:25 am EST, Tue January 27, 2004
\'Big Mac\' to use Xserve G5
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University will (from PowerMac G5s), according to Reuters: "The new system, which went online toward the end of last year and which Virginia Tech said was the most powerful supercomputer at any university in the world at the time, will be completed by May. By moving to the thinner servers, the supercomputer will consume less power and generate less heat" as well as reduce the system's size by a factor of three. "The price of the upgrade has not yet settled on, but Varadarajan said it would be minimal compared to the cost of building a new supercomputer from scratch."