[rescue] SGI Indigo2 & IRIX 6.5
Michael C. Vergallen
mvergall at telenet.be
Mon Dec 1 07:13:56 CST 2008
Robert Darlington wrote:
> >From what I've seen, IRIX was designed early on for running on MIPS
> processors for extremely high performance applications (especially multiple
> processors, going into the hundreds or thousands of CPUs in some cases).
> The fine hobbiests that port Linux tend to spend time getting it to work on
> a platform and don't go much farther. I've seen this especially with gcc.
> I doubt anybody put significant time into optimizing Linux on the MIPS
> procsessors used in the SGI computers, although SGI spent years optimizing
> it for their x86 Altix boxes. I hear MIPS is pretty popular for embedded
> devices so I'm willing to bet somebody put some time into optimizations, but
> not the hundred or so man years spent with IRIX.
> On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 10:09 PM, Michael C. Vergallen
> <mvergall at telenet.be>wrote:
>> Bill Bradford wrote:
>>> This. Linux on (non-x86) SGI hardware has always been, and IMHO always
>>> will be, a waste-of-time doesnt-really-work-well hack.
>> Care to expand why ? I'm interested in finding out why ... Also I know not
>> a lot about IRIX thats why this statement baffels me.
Ah now I get it ...true cause SGI + IRIX was mostly used for graphical work.
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