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Virginia Tech G5 Cluster Images Back Up

Virginia Tech G5 Cluster Images Back Up

by , 5:00 PM EDT, October 3rd, 2003

For those of you who weren't satisfied with the number of images from Virginia Tech's G5 cluster previously available, your wait is over. As Observer Rich Hudgins kindly pointed out to us, Virginia Tech's G5 cluster site has been restored, complete with hundreds of images separated into seventeen categories. Everything from initial meetings to the final product is covered.

Virginia Tech's project was to turn 1100 Power Mac G5s into a clustered supercomputer. The university chose 1100 dual processor G5s, making for 2200 processors and a US$5.2 million supercomputer. The university hopes to get it ranked in the Top 5 of supercomputers, even though the price tag is very small compared to other supercomputers, offering Apple and the university alike a big coup.

Virginia Tech had originally published some images from the project, but those images were soon pulled, possibly because the server was overrun by geeks and techphiles wanting to see them. Be that as it may, the collection of images is back up and available now. A few images from the site (note that all thumbnails lead to Virginia Tech's hosted images):

Poor empty room.
Luckily, it will soon be filled.

Pulling out some dead weight,
like the video cards.

More prep.

Prepare to engage G5s!


You can check out these images and many more at Virginia Tech's Terascale Cluster Photos site.

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