new SGI Origin & Onyx 3k?

Matthias Troyer troyer at
Wed Jul 26 16:11:33 PDT 2000

W Bauske wrote:
> Greg Lindahl wrote:
> > > Exactly how often do you think people want to run 1000 nodes on
> > > a single problem? When was the last time you did that?
> >
> > For the customers I'd like to have, frequently.
> >
> Note the "Like to have". Also, you don't address the first
> question so I'll assume you agree people don't do that unless
> it's for benchmarks from your statement.

We are actually routinely running production codes on several hundred
nodes, and are devloping codes that will need 1000 nodes AND a fast
network for a single problem. Our 500 CPU Beowulf cluster is just not 
the right choice for some problems.

Matthias Troyer

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