Re: [PATCH] top level scheduler domain for ia64

From: Gerald Pfeifer <gp_at_suse.de>
Date: 2004-11-02 19:48:29
On Mon, 1 Nov 2004, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> Doesn't sound like a great idea.  HP's already shipping 128-way Superdome
> IA-64 systems, and they'll want to be set up rather differently from the
> Altix systems.  I think this code needs to be autotuning so it doesn't
> need to be touched whenever a vendor releases a new configuration (I
> think I heard that NASA's Altixes had a custom CPU brick with twice the
> CPUs in it?)

Yup.  Though that new brick is not specific to NASA's new Columbia system.

http://www.sgi.com/company_info/newsroom/press_releases/2004/october/altix_bx2.html

| SGI Doubles Density of High-End Altix Server
|
| New Altix 3700 Bx2 Ratchets Up Performance and Cost-Efficiency with 
| Twice the Bandwidth, Half the Footprint of Flagship System 
|
| MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., (October 28, 2004) [...] Silicon Graphics today 
| unveiled a new version of its SGI® Altix® 3700 system that delivers 
| twice the bandwidth and processor density of its flagship high-end 
| model.

Gerald (not working for SGI ;-)
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