Philip MacMenamin wrote: > If you take say a 16 node Altix 350 (I think thats the name of their > new low end machine), and compare it to a comparable 16 node cluster > using low latency interconnects, ie Myrinet, the Altix works out > cheaper than the Myranet cluster. (Based on the numbers that we got) > And it can run Linux. And is generally nicer. Is this a single system image machine or a cluster in the traditional sense? The MIPS based SGI Origins used some custom interconnects to create a nice NUMA machine across different nodes. If it's a single system, management and CPU/memory utilization would be significantly easier compared to the cluster but how well does Linux handle a NUMA environment?