new SGI Origin & Onyx 3k?

Greg Lindahl glindahl at
Wed Jul 26 15:50:50 PDT 2000

> > For the customers I'd like to have, frequently.
> Note the "Like to have". Also, you don't address the first
> question so I'll assume you agree people don't do that unless
> it's for benchmarks from your statement.

Wes, I have no interest in getting into a dicksize flamewar. All I wanted to
do was make the pithy comment that SGI shouldn't call it scalable if it only
goes small. If you think I'm unqualified to make an off-the-cuff remark,
please feel free to ignore it.

There are people who DO use 1,000+ nodes for non-benchmark purposes. I DO
work with them already. I don't think my experience is very relevant to
making comments about scalability; anyone can look at the Top500 list and
other sources and get an idea where supercomputing is going.

-- g

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