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Re: Linux on an SGI Challenge L

To: ralf@uni-koblenz.de, "Andrew R. Baker" <andrewb@uab.edu>
Subject: Re: Linux on an SGI Challenge L
From: sparker@taz.cs.utah.edu (Steven G. Parker)
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 08:59:11 -0700
Cc: linux-smp@vger.rutgers.edu, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: ralf@uni-koblenz.de "Re: Linux on an SGI Challenge L" (Dec 10, 4:36pm)
References: <Pine.LNX.3.96.981209154550.5530A-100000@mdk187.tucc.uab.edu> <19981210163646.60106@uni-koblenz.de>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
On Dec 10,  4:36pm, ralf@uni-koblenz.de wrote:
> Subject: Re: Linux on an SGI Challenge L
> On Wed, Dec 09, 1998 at 03:47:19PM -0600, Andrew R. Baker wrote:
>
> > Anyone care to make any comments on porting Linux to an SGI Challenge L
> > machine w/ (4) R4400 processors?  Am I crazy to even attempt this?
>
> You're not crazy, after all Linux is already running on bigger iron and
> about to run on Sun's E10000.  However you should checkout again what
> hardware you actually have on your system.  A Challenge L is mostly like
> an Indy (which is supported), that is strictly uniprocessor.  So
> your system either is not a multiprocessor system or not a Challenge L.

Actually, the Indy system is a Challenge S.  The Indigo^2 system is
a Challenge M.   The Challenge L is the desk-side system and can indeed
support multiple processors.

I can only comment on the model line - not on whether you are crazy or not :)

Steve Parker


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