Apple has announced its High Performance Computing roadshow across the US.

Apple, Etnus and others will visit US cities with Dr. Srinidhi Varadarajan, the creator of Virginia Tech's groundbreaking "System X," to “discuss the changing face of high performance computing in scientific research”.

Topics will include project descriptions, product profiles, and demonstrations of forthcoming technologies.

Promising a free lunch, Apple describes the show as: “Designed for scientists, as well as IT staff working with scientists, attendees will walk away with new perspectives on emerging HPC technologies. Content is designed to stimulate thought around strategies for managing the integration of these technologies into existing scientific workflows.”

Attendees will also learn g how the Virginia Tech team assembled over 1,100 Power Mac G5 systems into one of the world's fastest supercomputers.

“These are events are a unique professional development opportunity,” Apple said.

The show begins in New York at the American Museum of Natural History on March 21, moving to Boston’s New England Aquarium on March 23.

Chicago’s Gleacher Center hosts the event on March 24, with West Coast American city San Diego scheduled for April 4 at the San Diego Supercomputing Center.

Apple’s hometown San Francisco will learn about the company’s research platform on April 5, at the Museum of Modern Art.

Attendance is very limited, interested parties should register now.