new SGI Origin & Onyx 3k?

Douglas Eadline deadline at
Wed Jul 26 09:49:42 PDT 2000

On Wed, 26 Jul 2000, Greg Lindahl wrote:

> > does anyone have experience, or even comments on SGI's new machines?
> Nothing that new -- just more of the same. The O3k brick scheme isn't as
> flexible as you would hope because the router chips aren't running at full
> speed yet. But it sure don't have anything to do with Beowulf clusters,
> other than that you can sleep soundly knowing that everyone's favorite
> whipping boy for bad price/performance on "MPI jobs with modest
> communications and I/O needs" is still alive and kicking.
> > ob-beowulf: SGI docs actually
> > call this stuff "commodity-off-the-shelf"!
> Of course. And it's "highly scalable" even though it poops out waaaay before
> 1,000 nodes.

And SGI's lastest financials make you wonder about their future.

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