Now an Official HPC Player, Apple Says Bioinformatics Figures Big in Cluster Sales | GenomeWeb

Its user-friendly desktops and PowerBooks are perennial favorites among bench biologists, but historically, Apple Computer hasn’t been a contender in the high-performance life science computing market. That perception is likely to change, however, after last week’s unveiling of the biannual Top 500 supercomputer ranking, where a cluster built with 1,100 Apple G5s at Virginia Tech debuted at the No. 3 spot (see story on p. 4 for further details on the Top 500 list).

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