[Beowulf] sgi and linux networks
john.leidel at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 21:23:17 PST 2008
Indeed Mark, they have [had] their own cluster management stack called
Clusterworx. It was completely their own.
On Fri, 2008-02-15 at 15:41 -0600, Geoff Jacobs wrote:
> Mark Hahn wrote:
> >> large compute [for one realm or another]. They're probably tired of
> >> being
> >> underbid on machines from cluster manufacturers. Their answer is, of
> >> course, the ICE product. Acquiring LNXI technology [specifically in
> >> software] helps SGI to augment this.
> > I don't know much about LNXI's technology, but had the impression
> > they just shipped versions of open-source stuff customized to their
> > products. maybe with some basic eyecandy for people allertic to CLI.
> Unfortunately, not. MAC locked binaries all the way. Actually, it's
> really annoying having to open a trouble ticket if you happen to have
> one of those ARIMA boards die a horrible heat death, just because the
> license needs readjusting.
> Like most proprietary software, the LNXI stuff seems to live in it's own
> little universe.
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