Virginia Tech is the recipient of the 2004 Computerworld Honors 21st Century Achievement Award in Science. The award was presented Monday evening at a black tie event at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. “Apple nominated Virginia Tech for its development of a 2,200-processor supercomputer with a cluster of 1,100 Power Mac G5 computers. Called System X, the supercomputer is currently the world’s third fastest with the best price/performance for a top supercomputing facility. Virginia Tech faced stiff competition with more than 250 of this year’s most innovative applications of technology submitted for consideration.” System X is currently being upgraded with Xserve G5s.
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March 16, 2018