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[ale] [OT] SGI supercomputer



On 8/31/05, James P. Kinney III <jkinney at localnetsolutions.com> wrote:
> Gee! For a current bid price of $500 it's a steal. Too bad the AC power
> will cost $1k/month to run the pile.
> 
> http://cgi.ebay.com/SGI-Origin-2000-256-x-250MHz-64GB-Ram-Supercomputer-Lot_W0QQitemZ5803925944QQcategoryZ11223QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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I did development on a sgi origin 2000 in college.  It was not as big
as this one, but it was a real nice box to write code on.  They have
an internal hypercube type network that just screams pushing data
around.  I had a hyper-quicksort implemented that achieved nearly
linear speed increases on something like a 4G dataset (64bit floats)
in memory.

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