IBM has deployed a cluster of over 2800 JS21 blades at Compagnie Générale de Géophysique (CGG) in France for seismic analysis. The recently-announced JS21 features a pair of dual-core PowerPC 970MP processors, and is fast. CGG has added Altivec support to their Geocluster software, which is interesting because they also claim to replace their computing infrastructure every two years.

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