[rescue] New acquisition... (AIX)
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Thu Apr 1 13:30:45 CST 2004
On Thu, 1 Apr 2004, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> 1) Can't use it for Lustre
That's why you have concurrent-available VGs.
> 2) Have to use RS/6000 hardware instead of any-old PCI adaptors
You can use any-old PCI adapter you have a device driver for. I have
Sun SCSI cards in some of my RS/6000s.
> 3) Licensing
Well, there is that. I don't suspect big blue will be knocking down
your door anytime soon because you have AIX on a personal system and
aren't paying for IBM support. It's quite possible that those machines
already have an AIX license attached.
> The only advantage to running AIX on it for me is the use of the SP
> switch cards, which I can live without.
Well, that, and the OS is AIX, which gives you better support for that
hardware than you'll ever find in a non-IBM OS.
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