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Norway gets its first Xserve G5 cluster

updated 07:35 am EST, Fri February 13, 2004

Norwegian XServe cluster

The University of Bergen in Norway will be home to the first Xserve G5 cluster in that country, according to a (in Norwegian) posted on OfficeLine EDBergen, the Apple reseller that will be providing the four Xserve G5 systems. The cluster will be capable of performing 16 gigaflops per second and will be utilized by the Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology to calculate protein sequences.




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    4 ?

    Pretty stiff competition for Virginia Tech...

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    4?

    When Jim-Bob's Photoshop Shack buys 4 G5's for their employees will Macnn post that too?

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    This is news

    I bought a bagel this morning. I may buy 4 tomorrow
    If this is news were in bad shape on the Mac Platform

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    OK, 4 is not impressive

    While 4 XServes may not be an impressive number because the Virginia Tech cluster has thousands, I think that there could be many labs, i.e. thousands, that could use XServes for the same or similar purposes. Think more about this providing a new market than the 4 XServes and the story has more importance. Of course, that point could be made more clearly.

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    4 Xserves? Whoop-de-do...

    "The cluster will be capable of performing 16 gigaflops per second"

    That's pretty unimpressive. It sounds like your "four Xserve G5 systems" is basically just 4 Xserves total, because that's all you'd need to hit 16 Gflops/s.

    If the article is accurate, this is definitely not newsworthy.

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    gigaflops per second?

    Ummmm... Your basically saying "Billion floating point operations per second per second"

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    I want a G5

    I had to do a double take(?) when I read a total of 4XS....lol @ MacNN ;)

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    @

    That's not a cluster that's a foursome

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    Wow

    "16 gigaflops per second"

    Is that like acceleration? "16 billion floating point operations per second per second." That's pretty sweet. At that rate, their cluster will surpass VT in no time.

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    RIPE

    Apple is just RIPE to make a ton of money on this project!

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