[rescue] SGI goodies anyone?

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Fri Oct 15 20:15:55 CDT 2010

On 10/15/2010 8:49 PM, David Griffith wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Oct 2010, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>> I don't really.
>> For SGI hardware, I'm happy with just my 8-core + RASC Altix 450 and
>> 128-core Altix 4700.
> If I could segue to the Octane III... Is it just me or does it look a
> little weird for a company like SGI to make a computer that's not much
> more than a bunch of standard motherboards? When I first heard about the
> Octane III, I presumed it was a deskside containing standard-ish blades.
> Or have I misunderstood the machine entirely?

You just had to bring that up, didn't you?

The Octane3 is a complete embarrassment in my opinion, about as bad as 
the Cray CX-1.

The Origin 400, at least, manages to come up with a few cute tricks, 
like the built in SAS SAN.

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