Virginia Tech confirmed Tuesday that it will use 1,100 Power Mac G5s as part of a supercomputer cluster now under construction. “The new cluster is designed to make its way into the rankings of the world’s largest supercomputers, a list that currently has no Macs,” reports CNET News.com. “Virginia Tech will use the cluster to perform research on nanoscale electronics, chemistry, aerodynamics, molecular statics, computational acoustics and molecular modeling, among other tasks.” The university said it has been working with Apple for months to set up the cluster. Interestingly, the school said dual 2GHz machines started coming off the manufacturing lines last month. The news was first reported by Think Secret.