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by Arie van Schutterhoef
Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: FPS-100 array processor
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: FPS-100 array processor

>advertishing for FPS products. I will see if I can commadeer a scanner >and get it up.
-Would be nice to incorporate an image of the FPS-100 in the webpage, when I've got time to work on it again.

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by Arie van Schutterhoef
Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: FPS-100 array processor
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: FPS-100 array processor

>a box on a PDP-11 by Analogic that was some sort of FP -They produced the AP500, which is not the FPS-100. It seems that array processors were considered as 'low budget crays'. Still slightly unclear what makes the difference between an array processor and a FP, except of course floating point... AvS
by Arie van Schutterhoef
Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Netatalk/IRIX
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Netatalk/IRIX

Accidently reading this: http://ppr.trincoll.edu/ppr-doc-1.54/misc/INSTALL.txt and still using a bunch of Macs on a network with an Octane, I was wondering whether some one managed to get this working. I have no problems with the machines not talking to each other, but would a rather pleasant extens...
by Arie van Schutterhoef
Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: FPS-100 array processor
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: FPS-100 array processor

>Dunno if this machine is related to the FPS100, but here is another FPS machine:
-The specs of the FPS 100 and the FPS 5300 almost seem the same, and they originate
from the same period (start of the 80's).

Thanks for the link.

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by Arie van Schutterhoef
Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:33 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Cheap Origin300/3000s on sgi.com...
Replies: 12
Views: 741

Re: Cheap Origin300/3000s on sgi.com...

>PS. Forgot to mention, I've put up a new page on O3K -Nice and interesting. Rather liked and am intrigued by this sentence: " A rough approximation would be that a quad-1GHz Tezro has about the same compute power as two modern dual-core Athlon CPUs." Did you do some testing to come to thi...
by Arie van Schutterhoef
Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun Launches New 8-Core Processor
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Sun Launches New 8-Core Processor

According to HPC-Wire Sun has given te world a new lovely toy to play with: http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1712218.html Eight CPU's connected with a cross-bar to each other and the outside world plus 10 Gigabit Ethernet to do the subsequent talking. With Solaris and Ubuntu Linux support. 16-core up next...
by Arie van Schutterhoef
Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: FPS-100 array processor
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: FPS-100 array processor

>Basically they look like a standard VAX rack add-on, i.e. pretty much like one of >those fujitsu eagle enclosures. I have seen an old pdp or vax with one of these >puppies in the rack, -I know that the people in the French music research centre IRCAM. Paris used it in the 1980's connected to a Vax ...
by Arie van Schutterhoef
Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: FPS-100 array processor
Replies: 10
Views: 740

FPS-100 array processor

Does any one have any experience with the FPS-100 array processor, like it appeared in the early 1980's? It was used for vector/FFT calculations. There are docs on the bitsavers.org site. I was wondering how it looked like and if there are pictures somewhere...

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by Arie van Schutterhoef
Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Is SGI back in the hunt?
Replies: 6
Views: 763

Is SGI back in the hunt?

http://www.supercomputingonline.com/art ... ?sid=14021
provides a nice read for the weekend.

In the meantime: the cynics can remove the tombstone...

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by Arie van Schutterhoef
Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: MIPS architecture hotrods...
Replies: 0
Views: 431

MIPS architecture hotrods...

http://uk.theinquirer.net/?article=40547 "Cavium is so “hot” because they’ve put anywhere from 1 to 16 (yes, sixteen) MIPS cores onto a single chip, along with integrated networking I/O and security and application hardware acceleration. They’re claiming max instruction execution of 32.0 G per ...
by Arie van Schutterhoef
Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: SGI Technology Powers French Animation Festival
Replies: 4
Views: 719

SGI Technology Powers French Animation Festival

Probably people already saw this, but not with standing: http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1613047.html Particularly the quote: 'the first installation of SGI Altix XE cluster systems based on Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5000 processors, running Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server (CCS) 2003' might return th...
by Arie van Schutterhoef
Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: x86-64 Linux slow...or is it RHEL5?
Replies: 24
Views: 1531

Re: x86-64 Linux slow...or is it RHEL5?

>missing IRIX and REACT in a big way.
-nostalghia or is it really better?

>trying to rebuild that capability in Linux as best we are able
-Didn't the ProPack do that?

Strange that the new stuff doesn't provide the same tools...

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by Arie van Schutterhoef
Sun Jun 10, 2007 4:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: x86-64 Linux slow...or is it RHEL5?
Replies: 24
Views: 1531

Re: x86-64 Linux slow...or is it RHEL5?

>a RHEL-5 one...
-I'm always inclined to read into that abbreviation "red hell"...
However, I have no personal experience with that particular "os-inferno".

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by Arie van Schutterhoef
Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:47 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: New SGI workstations?
Replies: 31
Views: 3345

Re: New SGI workstations?

>the management will lay off the HPC engineers shortly
>-Considering this: http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1591210.html
>that's the last thing they want to do.
-On the other hand: http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1601568.html
is rather foreboding...

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by Arie van Schutterhoef
Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: New SGI workstations?
Replies: 31
Views: 3345

Re: New SGI workstations?

>the management will lay off the HPC engineers shortly
-Considering this: http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1591210.html
that's the last thing they want to do.

Maybe it will start a new round of technical development at SGI, although
not so sure it'll include 'workstations'.

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