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To: Jameel Akari <jakari@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: linux
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: 03 Jan 2003 13:42:07 -0600
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Fri, 2003-01-03 at 13:25, Jameel Akari wrote:

> 
>       I also thought I had seen dmesg from where some brave soul had
> booted a Linux SMP kernel on a Origin or something with like 32
> processors.. no idea if that was a hoax, or what became of it.

Look in the linux kernel source for sn0 support, that's the hardware
that was running linux. We do run linux on 64 cpus internally, but
that is on intel processors, not sure what the highest mips cpu count
linux has run on, we have Irix running on 512 cpus at customer sites
though.

> 
>       Given the published SGI strategy of Linux on x86 and IRIX on MIPS,
> something tells me any Linux on SGI MIPS machines is going to be a total
> hack anyway.
> 

Well, not a total hack, but graphics on old hardware is a lot of work
for someone to make xfree support it, and I do not think the company
is willing or able to release the specs of the chips to let someone
else do it.

Steve

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