[rescue] SGI, Origin 200, and speed?

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Apr 28 14:32:13 CDT 2004

On Apr 28, 2004, at 3:26 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>>>>   You cannot put four processors in one Origin200 chassis.  But, to
>>>> be clear, connecting two Origin200 systems (or two-or-more 
>>>> Origin2000
>>>> systems) together creates *one* computer.  The output of "hinv" on a
>>>> two-dual-cpu-chassis, CrayLinked Origin200  system will report four
>>>> processors.
>>> I was actually wondering about that.
>>> I'll show my ignorance and ask another question... do you need only
>>> one copy of IRIX installed on the HDD? Does that mean that you might
>>> not need a disk in the second chassis?
>>    Read my lips:  IT BECOMES ONE COMPUTER. :)
>>    If you put a disk in the second chassis, it will show up as a disk 
>> ON
>>    You will have one computer with four SCSI buses.  Two ethernet
>> interfaces.  Six PCI slots.  One copy of IRIX on one system disk.
> Do your nodes need to be "balanced" or "mirror" of each other (have 
> the same #Proc/speeds)?

   Nope.  Mixing & matching of processor types and amounts of memory 
across nodes is specifically allowed for.


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