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Anyone want a 10,000 core SGI ?

Unread postby strandedinnz » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:04 pm

http://gizmodo.com/5091473/sgi-molecule ... wesomeness

So it's just an overgrown Linux box but still impressive ... once it exists :-)

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Re: Anyone want a 10,000 core SGI ?

Unread postby D-EJ915 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:17 pm

Certainly sounds interesting, kinda goes along the lines of what sun has been doing lately
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Re: Anyone want a 10,000 core SGI ?

Unread postby guardian452 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:24 pm

*HARD*

oh wait, just a mock up? never mind...

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Re: Anyone want a 10,000 core SGI ?

Unread postby kshuff » Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:20 pm

sybrfreq wrote:*HARD*

oh wait, just a mock up? never mind...


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Re: Anyone want a 10,000 core SGI ?

Unread postby R-ten-K » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:23 pm

LOL April fools early this year?
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Re: Anyone want a 10,000 core SGI ?

Unread postby Sol » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:28 pm

The following comes to mind:

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Re: Anyone want a 10,000 core SGI ?

Unread postby pentium » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:50 pm

Might at least be worth running FAH or something similar on it.

Also, I hope the Cube Logo on the front stays.
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Re: Anyone want a 10,000 core SGI ?

Unread postby GeneratriX » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:56 am

Awesome...

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Re: Anyone want a 10,000 core SGI ?

Unread postby roosmcd » Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:01 pm



" can be combined with breakthrough Silicon Graphics® Kelvin™ cooling technology to pack more than 10,000 cores into a single rack."

This is somewhat different than the first article which speaks of 5000 dual-core atoms in 3u and 5000x8W=40kW also in the same 3u :) .

edit: Shouldn't do math after 22.00 :)
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Re: Anyone want a 10,000 core SGI ?

Unread postby R-ten-K » Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:10 pm

hmmmm... 8Wx5000= 40Kw

:)


Never mind the 40Kw in a 3U factor... I wanna know how SGI thinks they are going to package 5000 atoms in the volume of a 3U


Sad that they are coming down to this though... come on...
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Re: Anyone want a 10,000 core SGI ?

Unread postby maxsleg » Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:48 pm

This really is the worse sort of 'if we could do A, B, C & D' - no substance...

Like R-ten-K says
hmmmm... 8Wx5000= 40Kw
- that is a MASSIVE amount of heat.
Even 20kw in a full rack is a big big deal....
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Re: Anyone want a 10,000 core SGI ?

Unread postby schleusel » Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:32 pm

a fully equipped BlueGene/P rack (4096 PPC450 cores), which i suppose this concept is mostly targeted against, is rated at around 40kw too..

But i agree, this is obviously just vaporware for now.. and the gizmodo interpretation of it even more so ;)

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Re: Anyone want a 10,000 core SGI ?

Unread postby R-ten-K » Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:54 pm

A fully loaded blue gene takes significantly more space than a 3U rack.

The packaging tech needed to get 10K cores in there ain't trivial. Besides, where are they fitting the memory, what about interconnection, etc? Is this coming directly from SGI?
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Re: Anyone want a 10,000 core SGI ?

Unread postby schleusel » Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:12 pm

R-ten-K wrote:A fully loaded blue gene takes significantly more space than a 3U rack.

Obviously :) But, as was pointed out, the SGI press release appears to be talking about 10k cores in a full rack, i.e. something comparable in size to the BlueGene rack. Not 10k cores in a single 3U module as the gizmodo bit claims..


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