updated 10:45 am EST, Mon November 14, 2005
Supercomputer top 500
Viginia Tech's "System X" Xserve-based cluster--which utilizes 1,200 dual 2.3GHz G5 Xserves--has in the most recent top 500 supercomputer independent lists, down from 14th place in June. The Mach 5 Xserve-based supercomputer--used by the U.S. Army and NASA for research and development--took fifteenth place while the University of California's Dawson--another Xserve-based cluster--placed at number 303. Xseed follows at number 308 running at Bowie University in the U.S, according to a report from MacWorld.co.uk.