February 12, 2004

Own a 'Historic' G5

Mac Rumors: Buy a Virginia Tech Cluster PowerMac G5

In the wake of news that Virginia Tech would be migrating their Supercomputer Cluster from PowerMac G5s to Xserve G5s, the fate of the original PowerMacs remained in question. Srinidhi Varadarajan had said they were working on "very good homes" for the historic machines.

It appears MacMall is now selling refurbished PowerMac units from the cluster ($2799 each). Their promo page reads "Own a piece of history!".

Presumably this means that Virginia Tech has already started swapping out PowerMac G5s with the new Xserve G5s.

I was actually excited about this and thought to myself, "If I had the $$..." Then reality set in:

Note: Non "historic" PowerMac G5 2.0GHz (512MB RAM) refurbs can be found for $2399 at the online Apple Store.

Should'a known!

Posted by ronn at February 12, 2004 10:15 PM