[Beowulf] sgi and linux networks

John Leidel john.leidel at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 15:25:16 EST 2008


SGI is not actually picking up the support contracts from their federal
contracts.  It would be up to the customer to purchase [extend] the
contracts to SGI.  I certainly agree with Joe.  This is most certainly an
acquisition of assets, not a merger.  SGI has traditionally been a house of
large compute [for one realm or another].  They're probably tired of being
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.

On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 9:20 AM, Mark Hahn <hahn at mcmaster.ca> wrote:

> >
> http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/02-14-2008/0004756539&EDATE=
> >
> > For SGI's sake I hope this works out better than the Cray purchase.
>
> could this be driven entirely by Linux Networx holding some large
> contracts
> with gov labs?  I've never seen anything from LN that was drastically
> different from what's available through other means.  SGI's cluster
> offerings
> are similarly commodity-based.
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