[Beowulf] [External] Re: old sm/sgi bios

Jim Cownie jcownie at gmail.com
Fri Mar 24 11:36:39 UTC 2023

> ObHPC: Transputer counted as HPC at one time, right?
A single development board, not so much, but a proper Transputer machine with many nodes, such as a Meiko machine, absolutely! 
(Says one of the original founders of Meiko :-) You may have used the Fortran compiler fo rwhich I wrote teh code-generator [in BCPL later migrated to C]).

-- Jim
James Cownie <jcownie at gmail.com>
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> On 23 Mar 2023, at 19:08, Christopher Samuel <chris at csamuel.org> wrote:
> On 3/23/23 11:59 am, Fischer, Jeremy wrote:
>> HPUX 9. Hands down.
> v9? Luxury!
> For my sins in the mid 90s I was part of the small team that managed a heterogenous UNIX network for folks doing portable compiler development, I think we had ~12 UNIX variants on ~8 hardware platforms (conservatively).
> Worst was a tie between SCO UNIX on x86 which had yet to discover symbolic links and Idris on Transputer where the shutdown command would crash part way through so then we had to do "sync; sync; sync" and then press the power button.
> Most amusing problem was the Ultrix/AIX NFS war where one would cause filesystem corruption on the other (can't remember which was the culprit and which was the victim). Also SGI boxes don't like sucking in cigar smoke and tar.
> ObHPC: Transputer counted as HPC at one time, right?
> All the best,
> Chris
> -- 
> Chris Samuel  :  http://www.csamuel.org/  :  Berkeley, CA, USA
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