new SGI Origin & Onyx 3k?

Greg Lindahl glindahl at
Thu Jul 27 08:14:25 PDT 2000

> Actually, if you are writing the checks, it all depends on
> price-to-performance and accounting issues. In addition, faster
> processors are not always best (sounds crazy - read this paper

Nothing crazy about it at all. Jim Gray at Microsoft Research built a 1,000+
node cluster to test COM and other big I/O issues. It consists of 1,000
small boards with one slow Celeron, 1 IDE drive, and fast ethernet. It's a
nice cluster; too bad it runs a Microsoft OS...

-- g

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