[rescue] SGI, Origin 200, and speed?
Sheldon T. Hall
shel at cmhcsys.com
Wed Apr 28 14:35:22 CDT 2004
Dave McGuire wrote ...
> On Apr 28, 2004, at 2:55 PM, Micah R L wrote:
> > [ If you have two Origin 200 machines connected by a Craylink cable ...]
> > ... 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
> THE OTHER SCSI BUS. Get it?
> You will have one computer with four SCSI buses. Two ethernet
> interfaces. Six PCI slots. One copy of IRIX on one system disk.
Y'know, that's bloody clever.
So ... to scale up an Origin 200, you just wheel in a second chassis, hook
it up, and reboot? Can the second chassis have different specs, like slower
or faster CPUs?
I'm beginning to like SGI stuff a lot....
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