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Re: Linux on an SGI Challenge L

To: "Steven G. Parker" <sparker@taz.cs.utah.edu>
Subject: Re: Linux on an SGI Challenge L
From: ralf@uni-koblenz.de
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 19:45:24 +0100
Cc: "Andrew R. Baker" <andrewb@uab.edu>, linux-smp@vger.rutgers.edu, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <9812100859.ZM7179@taz.cs.utah.edu>; from Steven G. Parker on Thu, Dec 10, 1998 at 08:59:11AM -0700
References: <Pine.LNX.3.96.981209154550.5530A-100000@mdk187.tucc.uab.edu> <19981210163646.60106@uni-koblenz.de> <9812100859.ZM7179@taz.cs.utah.edu>
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On Thu, Dec 10, 1998 at 08:59:11AM -0700, Steven G. Parker wrote:

> 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 :)

Sorry, I'm out of my mind since the big flu knocked me down during
last weekend's CLOWN cluster event.  I was actually thinking
Challenge S.

 Ralf  (Going back to Asprine and hot tee ...)

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