Greg Chesson writes:
> Alex is right.
> Linux on Origin 2000 would be a huge project - not just a port.
Note that the reason it would be a big project is not so much the
hardware itself, but rather the scale of the system. IRIX needed a lot
of infrastructure work to be useful on very large system with a very large
number of I/O buses and devices. That is, a toy port would not be all
that giant a project, but it would not be particularly useful. If there
were a good linux on some other very large ccNUMA machine, then an Origin
port would be much simpler. By "good", I mean a linux which scale well
for large (greater than 32) processor and I/O count (many I/O buses
and thousands of disk). It expect such a linux will happen eventually,
but not yet.