US Army in Xserve supercomputer bid

US Army in Xserve supercomputer bid Apple has secured a massive installation of 1,566 Xserve G5s for use by the US military. COLSA Corporation yesterday announced the purchase of the dual processor Xserve G5s which it is going to use to build “a new supercomputer that is expected to be one of the fastest in the world.” The machine will be called MACH 5 (Multiple Advanced Computers for Hypersonic). The move reflects that by Virginia Tech (System X), which built its affordable G5-based supercomputer last year, and confirms a series of rumours that have circulated about this project on...

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