[Beowulf] sgi and linux networks
gdjacobs at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 13:41:58 PST 2008
Mark Hahn wrote:
>> large compute [for one realm or another]. They're probably tired of
>> 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
Geoffrey D. Jacobs
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