[rescue] KVM and Sunfire 280r
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Sat Apr 26 20:20:34 CDT 2003
On Sat, 26 Apr 2003, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
> Numerous people have put framebuffers and consoles on Cray's before.
> Reportedly, even Apple has done it. So why not the E10k? Presumably
> there is no other way ot get graphics out of the system than by a card
> on the system bus, and if you have a fb in the machine, why not a
> keyboard and mouse?
Because graphics heads do not belong on servers. Even SGI knows that.
You can't toss a head on a Challenge XL without a great deal of work.
Servers are NOT workstations. They have consoles. These consoles are
for installing the OS, performing emergency maintenance, and monitoring
hardware--not for showing pretty pictures.
Jonathan Patschke *) "who has been feeding my cats crack again?? they
Thorndale, TX (* were doing chuck norris shit all over the apartment
*) this morning" --alex j avriette
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