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Something Else to Do with Your Dual-Processor G5

Researchers at Virginia Tech have strung together 1100 Dual Processor Power Macintosh G5 computers and build what may be the world’s second-fastest supercomputer, according to this article in Wired News by Leander Kahney.The fastest supercomputer in the world is currently…

Researchers at Virginia Tech have strung together 1100 Dual Processor Power Macintosh G5 computers and build what may be the world’s second-fastest supercomputer, according to this article in Wired News by Leander Kahney.

The fastest supercomputer in the world is currently the Earth Simulator, a building-sized computer in Japan that cost $350 million to build. It has a speed of 35.6 teraflops. This computer, by contrast, has a theoretical peak of 17.6 teraflops and cost just $5.2 million to build.

I wanted to review a Dual Processor G5 for my column in Technology Review, but Apple didn’t want to provide me with one. It sure looks like a nice machine, though….

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This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. These exclusive satellite images show Saudi Arabia’s sci-fi megacity is well underway In early 2021, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia announced The Line: a “civilizational revolution” that would house up…

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