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Illinois university sets up Mac cluster

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has become the latest college to set up a big cluster of Xserve computers.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has become the latest college to set up a big cluster of Xserve computers. The school's Turing Xserve cluster consists of 640 dual-2GHz processor Xserve servers, each with 4GB of memory and running Mac OS X server.

The biggest cluster to date is Virginia Tech's 1,150-node System X, which is among the top 10 in a key ranking of the world's supercomputers.