[rescue] SGI, Origin 200, and speed?
mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Apr 29 17:22:58 CDT 2004
On Apr 29, 2004, at 5:53 PM, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
>>>> You cannot put four processors in one Origin200 chassis. But, to
>>>> 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
>>> Curiosity: Do you have to use Craylink?
>> Uhhhhhhhh, yeah? How else will you connect directly to the crossbar
>> switches that implement the "bus" of the Origin family?
> Sorry, brain->English translation failure.
> At NASA, Craylink was a bottleneck and the SGI rep said there would be
> replacement at some point.
A bottleneck...? As I understand it, it's a direct port off of one
of the crossbar switches. It runs at memory speed. How was it a
(not arguing with you, but VERY curious)
> I figured if they did that, they might make it available for older
> machines, and that you might know about it.
I've not heard of any such thing, but then I'm not up to speed on
their absolute newest stuff.
> You have one of everything else it seems...
Not yet. But I'm working on it. Only good stuff, though. :)
Dave McGuire "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
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