[rescue] KVM and Sunfire 280r

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Apr 26 22:37:26 CDT 2003

On Saturday, April 26, 2003, at 10:01 PM, 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.
> But, what if you want to use the machine for a large maspar workstation
> for some project that requires more video bandwidth than HIPPI allows.

   Current HIPPI is 3.2Gbps.  That's a lot of bandwidth.


Dave McGuire
St. Petersburg, FL

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