updated 09:40 am EDT, Wed September 10, 2003
Virgina Tech's may help substantiate the speed and cost-effectiveness of the new Power Mac G5: "While it wasn't Apple's idea, the company stands to benefit big-time. The opportunity isn't in supercomputing itself, a small market in which Apple has no standing. But Virginia Tech's progress in building a Mac-based supercomputer represents a high-profile endorsement of Apple's new G5 desktop, released just weeks ago, and the the first desktop to use a 64-bit microprocessor. Says Charles Wolf, who follows Apple (AAPL ) for investment boutique Needham & Co.: 'Virginia Tech is in effect blessing the G5 and its cost-effectiveness.'"