[Beowulf] large array to run

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Fri Dec 14 01:49:17 PST 2007

On 13 Dec 2007, at 10:56 pm, Robert G. Brown wrote:

> Yeah, if you had a box with several hundred memory slots....
> Which I say only semi-sarcastically.  They sound like they're coming,
> they're coming.  Who knows, maybe they're here and I'm just out of
> touch.

They've been around for a long time, just not as commodity.  The SGI  
Altix can certainly scale to terabytes of memory.  I have heard of one  
Altix installation with 8TB of physical memory.  Must have cost a  
fortune...  In the X86 space they are, as you say, only just starting  
to appear.


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