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Re: What about...

To: Alan Cox <>
Subject: Re: What about...
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 19:43:20 +0200
Cc: "William J. Earl" <>,, anubis@BanjaLuka.NET,
In-reply-to: <>; from Alan Cox on Fri, Jul 17, 1998 at 04:07:04PM +0100
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On Fri, Jul 17, 1998 at 04:07:04PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:

> > 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.
> The obvious starting point would probably be the older (386/486) sequent
> boxes. I almost got somewhere with this but one bit of sequent wasnt 
> willing to be helpful and counted its bus arbitrators as staying NDA.
> That was 2 years ago so I ought to chase them again I guess

Do you have hardware?  I know an installation which might want to get rid
of their 486 based 32 processor Sequent system if they didn't already.


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