[Beowulf] Rackable / SGI

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Apr 3 02:47:42 EDT 2009


On Fri, Apr 03, 2009 at 07:34:26AM +0800, Stuart Midgley wrote:

> In 2019 when Intel releases their 1024core chip, still at 2.5GHz with  
> 256GB dimm memory, a lot of people will be surprised that linux works  

Ain't going to work. Arguably doesn't work already beyond 8 cores
in a single socket.

Will have to do with embedded memory or stacked 3d memory a la
http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~loh/Papers/isca2008-3Ddram.pdf

> and has done so at that size since the start of the century.  A lot of  
> people will, in some way, be greatful that SGI pushed linux so far.
> 
> I, personally, think that Rackable and SGI will be a strong worldwide  
> company and I look forward to being able to purchase from them.

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