Macnyt.dk editor Palle B. Nielsen told MacCentral about a new effort from the Danish Technical University (DTU) to create Scandinavia’s largest dedicated Mac supercomputing cluster.
The new cluster — comprised of 32 dedicated Power Mac G4 Dual 800MHz systems — is capable of calculating 200 gigaflops or processing 6 million instructions per second, according to Nielsen.
The cluster is called “Velocity-X,” and it’s scheduled to go online on Monday, June 24 and Apple Denmark will be present. It’ll primarily be used to analyze the way proteins influence cancer, as well as for larger projects for film and animation. It’ll be available for rental, as well, according to Nielsen, costing about 50,000 Danish kroner per week to use through the Internet.
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