VT’s G5 cluster.

Virginia Tech is doing something very cool. They’ve bought 1,100 Apple G5s, which they’re going to group together to create one of the fastest supercomputers in the world. They intend to take delivery of the systems this coming week. There’s an information session being held about in this Thursday morning, which I’ll certainly attend.


Aaaahhhhhh….bandwidth. The friendly neighborhood Ntelos just set up my DSL. It is such a relief to be able to get connected from home. And now to Charlottesville, to pick up my servers.

iBook fixed.

In Apple’s usual two-day turn-around, I got my iBook back today. The screen works perfectly. It’s so clean, in fact, that I think that they may have just replaced the whole LCD assembly. I’m definitely going to have to spring for AppleCare on this in a few months. Maybe somebody will get it for me …

Too much spam.

I get way too much spam — 90-100 on most days, plus another 60-70 to my business address. I’m a faithful user of SpamAssassin, with heavy scoring of blacklists and Bayesian filtering in Mail.app on top of that. Consequently, only 1-3 messages get to my inbox each day. Here’s a graph of the rise of …